Students will be staying home this week as a Toronto Catholic school closed after a travelling staff member tested positive for COVID-19. 

The Toronto Catholic District School Board tweeted that St. Charles Catholic School will be closed from October 5 to October 9 "out of an abundance of caution."*

The staff member who tested positive also works at four other schools, according to the COVID-19 dashboard.

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St. Charles Catholic School will be temporarily closed from Monday, October 5 to Friday, October 9.

Toronto Catholic District School Board

The other buildings that may have been exposed include St. Demetrius Catholic School, St. Mark Catholic School, St. Roch Catholic School, and St. Ursula Catholic School. 

Narcity has reached out to the board for further information on if other classes are isolating at this time, and how many students may have been exposed

City News has reported via The Toronto Star that the staff member had come into contact with at least three classes.

This isn't the first school to close down in Toronto due to a COVID-19 scare.

Mason Road Junior Public School also had to shut its doors last week due to an outbreak. 

*This article has been updated. 

 
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