Eight Toronto schools hit by COVID-19 variants of concern
Eight schools across Toronto have been linked to COVID-19 variants of concern — new versions of the virus believed to be more contagious, the city said in a release Wednesday night.
At least one person connected to each school has tested positive for a variant of concern, it added.
“The affected individuals and cohorts have been dismissed from school with guidance based on their level of risk,” the release said.
“(Toronto Public Health) has followed up with close contacts in affected class cohorts and has recommended testing.”
The affected schools are Beverley School, Helen Catholic School, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute, Yeshiva Yesodei Hatorah, Gulfstream Public School, The Toronto Cheder, Dante Alighieri Academy.