BREAKING | First case of COVID identified in Niagara elementary school


An individual at a Niagara Falls Catholic Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Niagara Catholic Board says it has been advised that an individual at Mary Ward Catholic Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. 

As a result, students and staff were exposed to COVID-19 while this person was infectious. 

 This person is currently in self-isolation. 

 Mary Ward Catholic Elementary School and Niagara Catholic are working with Niagara Region Public Health.

 The school principal has sent a letter to all students and staff to notify them. 

 Niagara Region Public Health is in the process of contacting all students and staff who had direct contact with this individual this evening. 

 Anyone who came into contact with this individual is advised to stay at home tomorrow and to follow the advice of Niagara Region Public Health.