Ontario's education community is mourning the loss of one of their own.
A Toronto school worker became the first to pass away from COVID-19 in the province this week since schools have reopened.
Both OSBCU-CSCSO and CUPE tweeted out their condolences on Wednesday.
CUPE Ontario’s 280,000 members mourn the loss of our sister, a CUPE education worker @TCDSB, who passed away after… https://t.co/R1Iqj3faCC— CUPE Ontario (@CUPE Ontario)1605720910.0
Narcity also reached out to Toronto Catholic District School Board for further comment.
"We’ve recently learned of the tragic death of a staff member of Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB). This unfortunate news is a huge loss to our entire TCDSB community," Shazia Vlahos, chief of communications, said.
"Supports are available to the impacted school community," she added.
The worker reportedly passed on the morning of November 18, 2020, after contracting the disease earlier this week, according to CP24.
Her identity has yet to be released to the public.