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COVID-19 Outbreak Declared at Madonna Della Libera

Brantford, Ont. – Today, the Brant County Health Unit declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Madonna Della Libera in Brantford. As outlined in the Ministry of Education’s Operational Guidance, an outbreak is defined as two or more lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in students and/or staff in a school with an epidemiological link, within a 14-day period, where at least one case could have reasonably acquired their infection in the school.

News of the additional COVID-19 case at Madonna Della Libera came today. Understandably, for privacy reasons, the identity of the individual who tested positive will not be disclosed. The individual has been directed by the health unit to self-isolate for 14 days, along with any family members who reside in the same household.

The Brant County Health Unit did NOT identify any close contacts within our school community to this COVID-19 case as the individual was not in contact with any other school community individual during their period of communicability.

If the Health Unit identifies that at least one case associated with this outbreak has screened positive for a variant of concern (VOC) we will post that information, when it is shared with us, on the COVID-19 Reporting by Location webpage ( Please note that VOC screening results take 3-4 days after the positive test result is received. Further information about variants of concern can be found at

Madonna Della Libera staff will work with students and families to ensure learning continues for those required to self-isolate past the end of the spring break.

The Madonna Della Libera outbreak will be closely monitored and reported on by the Brant County Health Unit. The individuals who tested positive as well as all close contacts must follow the direction of the health unit and be able to pass the COVID-19 School Screening Tool before returning to school.


For more information about this media release or the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board contact:
Tracey Austin | Manager of Communications and Community Relations
(P) 519-756-6505 Ext. 234    (C) 519-732-5282    (E)