Schools COVID-19 data

Learn how the Government of Ontario is helping to keep Ontarians safe during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak.

Every day, schools, child care centres and licensed home child care agencies report to the Ministry of Education on children, students and staff that have positive cases of COVID-19.

If there is a discrepancy between numbers reported here and those reported publicly by a Public Health Unit, please consider the number reported by the Public Health Unit to be the most up-to-date.

Schools and school boards report when a school is closed to the Ministry of Education. Data is current as of 2:00 pm the previous day.

This dataset is subject to change.

Data is only updated on weekdays excluding provincial holidays

Summary of cases in schools

This report provides a summary of COVID-19 activity in publicly-funded Ontario schools.

Data includes :

  • School-related cases (total)
  • School-related student cases
  • School-related staff cases
  • Current number of schools with a reported case
  • Current number of schools closed

Note: In some instances the type of cases are not identified due to privacy considerations.

Schools with active COVID-19 cases

This report lists schools and school boards that have active cases of COVID-19.

Data includes :

  • School Board
  • School
  • Municipality
  • Confirmed Student Cases
  • Confirmed Staff Cases
  • Total Confirmed Cases

Cases in school board partners

This report lists confirmed active cases of COVID-19 for other school board partners (e.g. bus drivers, authorized health professionals etc.) and will group boards if there is a case that overlaps.

Data includes:

  • School Board(s)
  • School Municipality
  • Confirmed cases – other school board partners


Ontario's Open Data Team


Data Available

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Covers 2020-09-17 - 2021-01-15

Covers 2020-09-11 - 2021-01-15

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