Region of Waterloo Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Howard Robertson Public School. 


Public Health’s investigation has determined another case, a student, is in the same cohort as a case reported earlier this week. The identity of the individuals are protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared.


Three additional staff members have been identified and directed to self-isolate.  


It is important to note that the outbreak is related to this specific cohort only. It is not a school-wide outbreak. Facilities Services will continue to thoroughly clean the building, paying attention to common areas and touchpoints in accordance with Public Health guidance and recommendations.


Public Health works with the school to identify high-risk student and staff contacts of the positive cases to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in students, staff and the community.


Please continue to self-screen (using the COVID-19 School Screening Tool) and monitor your health daily, practice hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and other infection control and prevention measures. If you experience symptoms consistent with COVID-19, access the COVID-19 Self-Assessment on the Public Health website and follow the direction given. Please visit the COVID-19 Health, Safety and Wellness Handbook for WRDSB Staff for guidance, wellness resources and information.



Please continue to monitor and screen your child for symptoms of COVID-19 daily.  In accordance with guidance from the Ministry of Education, the Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 page will be updated on an ongoing basis with information regarding confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving a student or staff member in a school setting. For more information about COVID-19, please visit the Region of Waterloo Public Health website.