KITCHENER -- Students in Waterloo Region were able to return to the classroom in early September, with staggered starts across different school boards designed to reduce the number of students learning new protocols at the same time.

Regional and provincial public health officials have both said cases in schools are all but inevitable.

According to public health guidance, a school will declare an outbreak if there are two or more cases of COVID-19 with an epidemiological link.

Still, Region of Waterloo Public Health officials have said they will get involved as soon as there's evidence of a single case.

You can jump to the timeline of cases in schools around the region.

Here are the cases of COVID-19 reported in Waterloo Region schools to date:

Jan. 3: WRDSB has reported several cases in students. There is a positive COVID-19 case in one student at: Laurelwood Public School, Sir John. A Macdonald Public School, Suddaby Public School, Hillcrest Public School, Jacob Hespeler Secondary School, MacGregor Public School, and Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute.

Likewise, there are two new COVID cases in students at: Grand River Collegiate Institute, Floradale Public School, and NA MacEachern Public School.

Jan. 2: Region of Waterloo Public Health declares outbreaks over at seven schools: two at Franklin Public School, two at St. Dominic Savio CES and one each at Country Hills PS, Bluevale Collegiate Institute and Saint Andrew's PS.

WRDSB reported a positive COVID-19 test in a student at NA MacEachern Public School.

Dec. 31: COVID-19 outbreaks were declared in cohorts at St. Dominic Savio Catholic School and Franklin Public School.

A staff member at Elmira District Seconday School tested positive for COVID-19, as did students at St. Andrew's Public School, Bluevale Collegiate Institute, Lester B Pearson Public School, Margaret Avenue Public School and Doon Public School.

Dec. 30: Three students at St. Dominic Savio CES tested positive for COVID-19. The WRDSB also saw three more cases in students, one each at Jean Steckle Public Schoo, Franklin Public School and St. Andrew's Public School.

Dec. 29: Officials declared an outbreak at Country Hills Public School after another staff member tested positive in a cohort where a case was identified on Dec. 22.

Dec. 28: The Catholic school board reported a case in a student at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Elementary School and St. John Catholic Elementary School.

Dec. 27: Riverside Public School, Forest Heights Collegiate Institute, Wilson Avenue Public School, and the WRDSB Education Centre have each identified a positve case of COVID-19 in a staff member.

At Eastwood Collegiate Institute, one student has tested positive for COVID-19.

Dec. 26: A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Franklin Public School after a student, who was a cohort of another student who tested positive earlier this week, also tested positive. This is not considered a school-wide outbreak and one other student has been asked to self-isolate.

Margaret Avenue Public School and John Mahood Public School each have a new case identified in a student, while a staff member at Glencairn Public School has also tested positive for COVID-19.

Dec. 24: A student who was last in the building on Dec. 16 has tested positive for COVID-19 at Bluevale Collegiate Institute. Some staff members and students now need to self-isolate.

A student at Grand River Collegiate Institute also tested positive for COVID-19. They were last at school on Dec. 18 and some staff and students are self-isolating.

Dec. 23: Officials say a student at St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School and a staff member at St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School have tested positive for COVID-19.

Dec. 22: Officials say a staff member at Forest Heights Public School. The staff member was last in school on Dec. 11 and there are no high-risk contacts in the school.

A student at Clemens Mill Public School has also tested positive for the disease. They were last at school on Dec. 16 and there are no high-risk contacts in the school.

Officials also reported a case in a student at Franklin Public School. They were last in the building on Dec. 17 and some staff and students have been told to self-isolate.

A student at Sir John A. Macdonald also tested positive for COVID-19, as did a staff member at Country Hills Public School.

The Catholic school board also reported that a student at St. Margaret of Scotland CES tested postive.

Dec. 21:

Four students--two at Resurrection CSS and two at John Sweeny CES--tested positive for COVID-19 on Dec. 21, the Catholic school board's website said.

A staff member at Chicopee Hills Public School has tested positive for COVID-19. That staff member was last at school on Dec. 11 and there are no high-risk contacts in the school.

A staff member at Lincoln Heights Public School tested positive for COVID-19. Officials said the case is in connection to the outbreak declared in a cohort on Dec. 20.

A staff member at Sheppard Public School tested positive for COVID-19. They were last in school on Dec. 9. There are no high-risk contacts in the school, officials said.

A student at Wilson Avenue Public School tested positive for COVID-19. They were last at school on Dec. 9 and some staff and students have been told to self-isolate.

Dec. 20: The public school board reported that two more staff members and three more students had tested positive.

There was one staff case at both Westmount Public School and Avenue Road Public School.

A student at Lincoln Heights Public School also tested positive, prompting the declaration of an outbreak at the school, as did a student at Cedar Creek Public School and one at Stanley Park Senior Public School.

A student at St. Dominic Savio also tested positive for COVID-19 on Dec. 20.

Dec. 19: Three students in the region--one at Waterloo-Oxford District Secondary School, one at Jacob Hespeler Secondary School and one at Cedar Creek Public School--tested positive for COVID-19.

Dec. 18: A student at Cameron Height Collegiate Institute tested positive for COVID-19. That student was last at school on Dec. 11. Some students and staff have been told to self-isolate as a result.

Some staff and students at Franklin Public School have also been told to self-isolate after a student there tested positive for the disease. The student was last at school on Dec. 16.

A student at Hillcrest Public School tested positive for COVID-19. Officials said the student was last at school on Dec. 15. Some staff and students have been identified as high-risk contacts and have been told to self-isolate.

A student at Galt Collegiate Institute has also tested positive for the disease. That student was last at school on Dec. 16. Some staff and students have been told to self-isolate.

A student at Southwood Secondary School also tested positive for COVID-19.

The Catholic school board also reported a new case of COVID-19 in a staff member at Monsignor Doyle CSS, as well as in a student at St. Gregpry CES.

Dec. 17: Public health declared an outbreak in a cohort at Hillcrest Public School after a staff member and student in the same cohort tested positive for the disease.

A student at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute, who was last at school on Dec. 9, has tested positive for COVID-19. Officials say there are no high-risk contacts in the school.

A COVID-19 case has been confirmed in a staff member at St. John’s Catholic Elementary School in Kitchener. Public Health has identified one classroom of high-risk contacts who are required to self-isolate at home.

Dec. 16: Officials say a student at Elmira District Secondary School has tested positive for COVID-19. They were last in the school on Dec. 9 and there are no high-risk contacts in the school.

A student at Jacob Hespeler Secondary School, who was last in the building on Dec. 15, has tested positive for COVID-19. Some staff members, a classroom and some transportation students have been told to self-isolate.

A bus cohort, a student cohort and some staff members are self-isolating after a case in a student at Laurentian Public School. That student was last at school on Dec. 11.

A student at Galt Collegiate Institute has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last at school on Dec. 9. A staff member, a classroom and some transportation students have been told to self-isolate.

Two students at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute, who were last at school on Dec. 11, have tested positive for COVID-19. Two student cohorts, a bus cohort and some staff members are now self-isolating.

The same day, the Catholic school board also reported two more cases in students. One was at John Sweeney CES, while the other was at St. Vincent de Paul CES.

Dec. 15: The Waterloo Catholic District School Board reported another case of COVID-19 in a student, this time at St. Daniel Catholic Elementary School.

Officials with the public school board say a student has tested positive for COVID-19 at A R Kaufman Public School. They were last at school on Dec. 7, and there are no high-risk contacts in the school.

A student cohort and a staff member have been told to self-isolate after a student at Meadowlane Public School tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in class on Dec. 8.

A student at Forest Heights Collegiate Institute has tested positive for COVID-19, officials say. The student hasn't been to school since Dec. 2 and there are no high-risk contacts.

There were also two cases identified in students at Sandhills Public School. Officials say they haven't been in class since Dec. 4 and there are no high-risk contacts at that school.

A student cohort at Lincoln Heights Public School is self-isolating after a student tested positive for COVID-19. That student was last in the building on Dec. 11. Some staff members have also been told to self-isolate.

Officials have declared an outbreak at Cedar Creek Public School after two students in the same cohort tested positive for the disease.

Dec. 14: Officials say a student at Brigadoon Public School has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last at school on Dec. 7. A staff member, a student cohort and some transportation students are now self-isolating.

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board also reported another case in a student, this time at Resurrection Catholic Secondary School.

Dec. 13: Two more students have tested positive for COVID-19 at Franklin Public School in Kitchener. Public Health says that as a result, some staff members and two student cohorts are now self-isolating.

In Cambridge, Hillcrest Public School is reporting their first case in a student, while three more students have tested positive for COVID-19 at Clemens Mill Public School.

The Catholic school board also reported three more COVID-19 cases in students. Two of them at John Sweeney CES tested positive, as did another student at St. Vincent de Paul CES.

Dec. 12: A student at Silverheights Public School has tested positive for COVID-19, while a staff member was confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19 at Cedar Creek Public School.

Dec. 11: Another student at Southwood Secondary School tested positive for COVID-19. It's the fifth case that the school has seen to date.

Eastwood Collegiate Institute, Chicopee Hills Public School, John Sweeney Catholic School, Ryerson Public School, Galt Collegiate Institute, and Floradale Public School are all reporting one student each who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Dec. 10: Region of Waterloo Public Health says a student at Kitchener’s J F Carmichael Public School, last in the building on November 30, has tested positive for COVID-19. A student at Cedar Creek Public School also tested positive.

The Catholic school board also reported two more cases of COVID-19, both in students. One attended St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School, while the other was a student at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Elementary School.

Dec. 9: Officials say a student at Jacob Hespeler Secondary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last at school on Dec. 2 and there were no-high risk contacts identified in the school.

Dec. 8: Regional health officials say another student at Linwood Public School has tested positive for COVID-19. They were last at school at Nov. 24 and there were no high-risk contacts in the school. Public health decided to close the school on Dec. 4 due to community transmission, and the school board said testing is available to all students.

Officials also say a student at Jacob Hespeler Secondary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last at school on Dec. 4. A classroom, a staff member and some transportation students have been asked to self-isolate.

Two student cohorts are self-isolating after a student at Meadowlane Public School tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last at school on Dec. 8. Some staff members are also self-isolating.

There were also two cases reported in students at Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School. One of them was linked to a case reported back on Dec. 2, school board officials said, prompting an outbreak to be declared at the school.

Two students at St. Gabriel CES also tested positive for COVID-19, as did a staff member at St. Brigid CES.

Dec. 7: Officials have identified another COVID-19 case in a student at Linwood Public School. It's the fifth student to test positive in the past five days. The school was closed for two weeks on Friday as a result of community spread. The student was last at school on Nov. 27 and there are no high-risk contacts in the school.

A student at Forest Heights Collegiate Institute tested positive for the disease. The student was last at school on Nov. 25 and there are no high-risk contacts in the school.

A student at Grand River Collegiate Institute, who was last at school on Nov. 25, has tested positive for COVID-19. Officials say there are no high-risk contacts in the school.

A staff member at Galt Collegiate Institute, who was last at work on Nov. 27, tested positive for COVID-19. Officials said there are no high-risk contacts in the school.

A student at Elgin Street Public School tested positive for COVID-19. They were last in class on Nov. 29 and there are no high-risk contacts in the school.

In the Catholic school board, there were two new cases of COVID-19, both in staff members. One was at Monsignor Doyle CSS, while the other was reported at Our Lady of Lourdes CES.

Dec 6: Public health has declared a COVID-19 cohort outbreak at Franklin Public School. They say another case in a student is in the same cohort as the case reported earlier this week. Some additional high-risk contacts have been identified and will be contacted.

Outbreaks at St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School and at William G. Davis Public School have been declared over.

Four students are now listed as positive COVID-19 cases at Linwood Public School, which has been shut down for at least two weeks.

Baden Public School and Southwood Secondary School both have one student who has tested positive for COVID-19.

One student at A R Kaufman also tested positive.

Dec 5: A student at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute has tested positive for COVID-19.

Dec. 4: Officials have confirmed a staff member at W.T. Townshend Public School has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member was last at school on Nov. 30. Some staff members and one student cohort are now self-isolating.

Public health officials announced that Linwood Public School would close to students as of Monday as a result of community transmission of the disease.

Two students have tested positive in the WRDSB program.

Dec. 3: Officials declared an outbreak in a cohort at Elmira District Secondary School after a student tested positive. That student was part of a cohort told to self-isolate earlier in the week.

Two Waterloo Catholic District School Board staff members tested positive for COVID-19. One works at Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School and the other works at St. Gregory Catholic Elementary School.

Officials confirmed that a student at Wellesley Public School had tested positive for the disease. They were last in the building on Nov. 25, and there are no high-risk contacts in the school.

Officials said a student at Eastwood Collegiate Institute had tested positive for the disease. The student was last in school on Nov. 11 and there are no high-risk contacts in the school.

A student at Moffat Creek Public School tested positive for COVID-19, the WRDSB said. The student was last at school on Nov. 30. Officials said some staff members, a student cohort and some transportation students are now self-isolating.

Dec. 2: Officials declared an outbreak in a student cohort at Clemens Mill Public School after two students in a cohort sent home last week tested positive for COVID-19. They also said another student had tested positive for the disease, but it was unrelated to the outbreak. That student was last at school on Nov. 18.

A student at Wellesley Public School has tested positive for COVID-19. They were last at school on Nov. 25, and there are no high-risk contacts in the school.

Officials also said a student in the WRDSB program had tested positive for COVID-19.

A student who was last at school on Nov. 26 tested positive for COVID-19 at Linwood Public School. Some staff members, transportation students and one student cohort are self-isolating.

A student cohort, along with students in the extended day program and some staff members, are self-isolating at Grand View Public School after a student tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last at school on Nov. 25.

Three students at Chicopee Hills Public School have also tested positive for the disease. They were all last in class on Nov. 24. A student cohort and some staff members are now self-isolating.

Dec. 1: Officials identified a COVID-19 case in a staff member at Franklin Public School. They were last at school on Nov. 26. A staff member and a student cohort have been told to self-isolate.

A student cohort and some staff members have been told to self-isolate after a student tested positive at Hespeler Public School. That student was last in the building on Nov. 25.

Officials say a student at Forest Heights Collegiate Institute has tested positive for COVID-19. The student hadn't been in class since Nov. 26. Some staff members and a student cohort have all been told to self-isolate.

A staff member at Sir John A Macdonald Secondary School who was last at school on Nov. 26 has tested positive for COVID-19. Some staff members have been told to self-isolate.

A student cohort is self-isolating from Grand River Collegiate Institute after a student tested positive for COVID-19. A staff member is also self-isolating. The student was last at school on Nov. 25.

A staff member at Smithson Public School and Abraham Erb Public School have each tested positive for COVID-19. Both of the employees were last in their respective schools on Nov. 27.

Nov. 30: Health officials said a student at Grand River Collegiate Institute tested positive for COVID-19. They were last at school on Nov. 18 and there were no high-risk contacts at the school.

A student at Meadowlane Public School had also tested positive for the disease. That student hadn't been to class until Nov. 20 and there were no high-risk contacts in staff or students.

A student cohort and a staff member are self-isolating at Eastwood Collegiate Institute after a student tested positive for COVID-19. Officials said the student was last in class on Nov. 20.

A student at Williamsburg Public School has also tested positive for COVID-19. They haven't been to school since Nov. 20. Some staff members and a student cohort have been told to self-isolate.

Officials confirmed a student at Elmira District Secondary School had tested positive and was last at school on Nov. 26. Two student cohorts and a staff member have been told to self-isolate.

Nov. 29: The WRDSB has confirmed another case in a student at Forest Heights Collegiate Institute. They were last at school on Nov. 19. Public health has identified and contacted one staff member and two students who are considered high risk contacts.

Three other schools--Galt Collegiate Institute, William G Davis Public School and Riverside Public School--reported another case of COVID-19 in students. One staff member at Eastwood Collegiate Institute also tested positive.

An outbreak was declared at William G Davis Public School in Cambridge after two positive COVID-19 tests were linked.

The Catholic school board also reported several cases of COVID-19: three more were reported in students at St. Bernadette CES, while St. Mary's High School and St. Michael Catholic Elementary School each reported one more case in a student.

Nov. 27: There is a new COVID-19 case confirmed in a staff member at Glenview Park Secondary School. Officials say they were last at school on Nov. 25. There are no high-risk contacts in students, and some staff have been told to self-isolate.

The WRDSB has also confirmed a case in a student at Forest Heights Collegiate Institute. They were last at school on Nov. 10 and there are no high-risk cases at the school.

Nov. 26: Health officials have confirmed that a staff member at Sandhills Public School tested positive for COVID-19. They were last at school on Nov. 18. Some staff members and a student cohort have been told to self-isolate.

Officials also said a student at Glenview Park Secondary School has tested positive for COVID-19. They were last in the building on Nov. 10. There are no high-risk contacts in the school.

Two student cohorts and a staff member have been told to self-isolate after a student tested positive for COVID-19 at Southwood Secondary School. The student was last at school on Nov. 19.

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board also reported three new cases on Nov. 26: a staff member at John Sweeney CES and one student at both Resurrection CSS and St. Boniface CES all tested positive for the disease.

Nov. 25: Health officials say a staff member at Wilson Avenue Public School has tested positive for COVID-19. They were last at school on Nov. 19. Some staff members and a student cohort have been told to self-isolate.

A student at Sir Adam Beck Public School also tested positive for COVID-19. Officials said there are no high-risk contacts at the school and the student was last at school on Nov. 13.

The Catholic school board also reported four new cases of the disease on Nov. 25. A student at St. Matthew CES, a staff member at St. Anne Catholic School in Kitchener and one of each at St. Bernadette were listed on the board's website.

Nov. 24: Health officials have identified a COVID-19 case in a student at Jean Steckle Public School. They were last at school on Nov. 19. High-contacts, concluding some staff members and a student cohort, have been told to self-isolate.

Officials also said a student at Preston High School had tested positive for the disease. They were last at school on Nov. 10 and there were no high-risk contacts at the school.

Officials reported a case in a student at Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School. They were last at school on Nov. 20. Officials say a staff member, a bus cohort and a student cohort have been directed to self-isolate.

A student at Janet Metcalfe Public School has also tested positive for the disease and was last in the building on Nov. 20. Some staff members and a student cohort now need to self-isolate.

Nov. 23: A staff member at Woodland Park Public School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to health officials. There were no high-risk contacts in the school and the staff member was last in the building on Nov. 18.

Officials confirmed a case in a student at Preston Public School, who was last at school on Nov. 16. There are no high-risk contacts in the school, public health said in a news release.

Health officials also confirmed COVID-19 cases in three students at Floradale Public School. They were last in school on Nov. 13. Officials said there were no high-risk contacts in the school.

A student at Clemens Mill Public School also tested positive for the disease and was last at school on Nov. 13. Health officials have identified all high-risk contacts in staff and a student cohort, who have been directed to self-isolate.

A staff member at Alpine Public School has tested positive for the disease and was last at school on Nov. 20. Health officials have identified some staff members as high-risk contacts, but no students have been dismissed.

A staff member at St. Bernadette Catholic School also tested positive for COVID-19, officials reported on Nov. 23.

Nov. 22: A COVID-19 outbreak was declared at Centennial Public School after two students tested positive. Their tests come after a staff member had gone to school while infectious and awaiting test results.

A case has been reported at St. Michael Catholic Elementary School in Cambridge. According to the school, public health has identified one classroom of high-risk contacts. Those individuals are required to self-isolate at home.

Nov. 21: A student at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. This comes after an outbreak was declared at the school on Nov. 17. There are two cases listed at the school, according to Region of Waterloo Public Health.

The WRDSB reported that a student at William G. Davis Public School has tested positive for COVID-19.

Nov. 20: Public health officials confirmed a COVID-19 case in a student at Sir Adam Beck Public School, who was last in the building on Nov. 16. Officials also said another student, who was last at school on Nov. 17, is presumed positive. Any high-risk contacts are asked to self-isolate until Dec. 1 or 2.

The WRDSB reported that one staff member at Southwood Secondary School had tested positive on Nov. 20. It's the second case that's been reported this month at the Cambridge school.

Nov. 19: Public health officials confirmed two COVID-19 cases in students at Stewart Avenue Public School. The school board said the students were last at school on Nov. 9. There are no high-risk contacts at the school and no staff or students need to self-isolate, officials said.

Nov. 18: Catholic school board officials reported one case of COVID-19 in a staff member at John Sweeney Catholic School. It was the first case reported there to date.

Nov. 17: Health officials reported a student at MacGregor Public School has tested positive for COVID-19. They were last at school on Nov. 13, and all high-risk contacts are asked to self-isolate until Nov. 30.

There was also a positive case in a student at Elmira District Secondary School who was last in the building on Nov. 6. There were no high-risk contacts identified at the school, officials said.

A staff member at Centennial Public School in Waterloo tested positive for COVID-19 and was last at school on Nov. 17.

High-risk contacts, including staff members and student cohorts, should self-isolate until Dec. 2.

The WCDSB is reporting a case in a staff member at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Elementary School.

Nov. 16: Public health officials confirmed a COVID-19 case in a student at Waterloo Collegiate Institute, who was last in the building on Nov. 10. High-risk contacts are asked to self-isolate until Nov. 25.

Health officials also confirmed a case in a student at Westvale Public School. They were last in the building on Nov. 6. Officials say there were no high-risk contacts in the school, meaning no staff or students will need to self-isolate.

There were also two other COVID-19 cases reported in Catholic elementary schools. Our Lady of Grace reported a new case in a staff member, while St. Daniel CES reported one case in a student.

Nov. 15: The Waterloo Region District School Board said that one staff member at Sir Adam Beck Public School had tested positive for COVID-19. The Catholic school board also reported a case in a staff member at St. Mark Catholic Elementary School.

Nov. 14: The outbreak at Avenue Road Public School in Cambridge was declared over.

A positive test for COVID-19 was confirmed in a student at St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Elementary School in Cambridge.

Nov. 13: The WRDSB said a staff member at Elgin Street Public School had tested positive for COVID-19. They were last at school on Nov. 9. Any high-risk contacts are asked to self-isolate until Nov. 24.

Officials also reported a case in a staff member at Mary Johnston Public School. That staff member was last at school on Nov. 6. Public health says there were no high-risk contacts at the school, because there was no exposure to other staff or students during the infectious period.

Nov. 12: A student at St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. In a news release, the school said public health officials would be contacting high-risk contacts and asking them to self-isolate.

Nov. 11: The WCDSB reported another case of COVID-19 at St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School. It's the second case at that school in as many days.

Nov. 9: The WRDSB said two students at Lincoln Heights Public School have tested positive for COVID-19.

The school board said the two students haven't been at the school since Nov. 6. Health officials haven't declared an outbreak at the school. Any high-risk contacts, including staff members and students, have been asked to self-isolate and return to school on Nov. 24.

The school board also confirmed a case of COVID-19 in a student at Westheights Public School. They were last in class on Nov. 5. All high-risk contacts, including staff and students in the identified cohort, should self-isolate until Nov. 20.

The WRDSB also reported a case in a student at William G Davis Public School. Officials say they student was last at the school on Nov. 5, and any high-risk contacts should self-isolate until Nov. 20.

The WCDSB also reported a case of COVID-19 in a student at St. Benedict CSS, and another case in a student at Our Lady of Grace CES.

Nov. 8: The region’s public school board is reporting three COVID-19 cases at its schools.

A student at Lexington Public School in Waterloo has tested positive for the disease. The individual was last in the building on Nov. 6. This is the second COVID-19 case confirmed at the school this month.

Two other cases were also reported, including a staff member Abraham Erb Public School in Waterloo and a student at Galt Collegiate Institute in Cambridge.

Nov. 6: Health officials identified a COVID-19 case in a student at Lexington Public School. The student hasn't been in the school since Nov. 2.

All high-risk contacts have been asked to self-isolate until Nov. 17, the WRDSB said in a news release.

The region’s Catholic school board also reporting a COVID-19 case in a student at St. Mary’s High School.

Nov. 5: Health officials declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Avenue Road Public School after a second student in an identified cohort tested positive for the disease. The first case was reported on Oct. 31.

A staff member at Southwood Secondary School also tested positive for COVID-19, the school board said. They were last in the building on Nov. 2.

Health officials said anyone identified as a close contact should self-isolate until Nov. 16.

Nov. 2: The Catholic school board reported one case of COVID-19 in a student at St. Dominic Savio Catholic School on Nov. 2. It was the 11th case of COVID-19 reported in a Catholic school in the last month.

Nov. 1: Two more students in WRDSB schools tested positive for COVID-19, the school board confirms. Queensmount Public School and Huron Heights Secondary School both reported that one student had contracted the disease.

On the same day, the Waterloo Catholic District School Board also reported another case of COVID-19 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Elementary School, the second in a staff member. It's not known if the latest case is related to the ongoing outbreak or not. Our Lady of Grace has had a total of four cases to date: two in students and two in staff.

Oct. 31: WRDSB has confirmed cases at two of its schools: one in a student at Manchester Public School and another in a student at Avenue Road Public School.

Oct. 30:  Public Health has COVID-19 declared outbreaks at Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School in Cambridge.

Oct. 29: Region of Waterloo Public Health declared an outbreak at an Catholic elementary school in Kitchener. The outbreak at Our Lady of Grace CES was declared after two more cases in the same cohort as the case that was identifed on Oct. 23.

Public health officials also identified a staff member with COVID-19 at Lexington Public School. The staff member was last at the school on Oct. 26.

All high-risk contacts should self-isolate on Nov. 9.

Oct. 26: The Waterloo Catholic District School Board reported two more cases of COVID-19 at its schools: one in a student at Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School, and another at St. David Catholic Secondary School.

Oct. 25: Public health officials were notified about a case of COVID-19 in a staff member at Our Lady of Grace School on Oct. 25.

Oct. 24: Waterloo Catholic District School Board confirmed a student at Saint John Paul II Catholic Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. They say proper protocol is in place and staff and students can expect to return to school on Monday.

Oct. 23: The WRDSB reported a COVID-19 case in a student at Janet Metcalfe Public School. The student was last at school on Oct. 20. All high-risk contacts from their cohort should self-isolate until Nov. 3.

The Catholic school board confirmed a case in a student at Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School on Oct. 23.

Oct. 21: There was a COVID-19 case confirmed in a student at Tait Street Public School. The student hasn't been to class since Oct. 13. High-risk contacts in the identified cohort should self-isolate until Oct. 27 and will be contacted by public health.

Oct. 20: The WRDSB said a student at Wilson Avenue Public School has tested positive for COVID-19 and was last in the building on Oct. 8.

Any high-risk contacts in the identified cohort should self-isolate until Oct. 22, according to public health.

Oct. 19: Public officials said a student at Galt Collegiate Institute has tested positive for COVID-19. That student was last at school on Oct. 13. All high-risk contacts in the identified cohort should self-isolate until Oct. 27, health officials say.

Oct. 18: A student at Resurrection Catholic Secondary School tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Waterloo Catholic District School Board, the student was last in the building on Oct. 8, and all high-risk contacts have been contacted. The Waterloo Region District School Board reported a case of COVID-19 in a student at Westmount Public School in Kitchener.

Oct. 15: Keats Way Public School announced that one of its students had tested positive for COVID-19. The school said that the student hadn't been at school since Oct. 2, and that public health had identified no high-risk contacts.

There was also a COVID-19 case confirmed in a student at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute. The WRDSB said the student was last in the building on Oct. 14. All high-risk contacts in the identified cohort have been contacted and should self-isolate until Oct. 28.

Oct. 14: The Waterloo Region District School Board reported a case of COVID-19 in a student who goes to Elmira District Secondary School. The student was last in the builindg on Oct. 7. High-risk contacts have been dismissed and asked to self-isolate until Oct. 21.

Oct. 13: Officials with the Waterloo Catholic District School Board reported two cases of COVID-19 at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Elementary School.

Public health officials also confirmed a student at Waterloo Collegiate Institute. The student was last at school on Oct. 8, the WRDSB said. High-risk contacts from the identified cohort should self-isolate until Oct. 22.

Later on in the day, officials reported a case at Groh Public School in Kitchener. In that case, the infected student had not been in the school since Oct. 9. Those from their cohort considered high-risk are advised to self-isolate until Oct. 23.

Oct. 10: An outbreak has been declared at JF Carmichael Public School in Kitchener after two students tested positive for COVID-19. The outbreak was declared over on Oct. 16.

Oct. 8: A student at Waterloo Collegiate Institute has tested positive for COVID-19. The WRDSB said the student hasn't been in the building since Oct. 2. High-risk contacts in the identified cohort should self-isolate until Oct. 16.

Oct. 6: The WRDSB said a student at Eastwood Collegiate Institute has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in the school on Sept. 28. Public health officials said all high-risk contacts in the student's cohort should self-isolate until Oct. 12.

Health officials also reported another case at Huron Heights Secondary School. This is the fifth student who has tested positive at the school to date, but there is no epidemiological link between the cases, according to public health officials.

Oct. 5: Another student has tested positive for COVID-19 at Huron Heights Secondary School. The student was last in the building on Sept. 25 and there are no high-risk contacts identified inside the school.

It's the fourth COVID-19 case to date at the school. Public health has not declared an outbreak. A spokesperson for the WRDSB said there is no epidemiological link between any of the cases.

Oct 3: Two cases have been reported at French Catholic school École élémentaire catholique Cardinal-Léger in Kitchener and an outbreak has been declared.

The COVID-19 outbreak at Kitchener Collegiate Institute has been declared over.

Oct. 2: Public health officials confirmed a student at Huron Heights Secondary School had tested positive for COVID-19 and was last in the building on Sept. 18. Public health officials said a cohort was potentially exposed to the case during the infectious 14-day period, but because it was only told of the case recently, no further isolation is required. Officials will be calling families of students in the identified cohort to follow up.

This is the third student reported at the school so far with a COVID-19 case. The first was reported on Sept. 21 and the second on Oct. 1. Region of Waterloo has not declared an outbreak at the school.

Oct. 1: The WRDSB confirmed a student at Huron Heights Secondary School had tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in the school on Sept. 25. Health officials have told all high-risk contacts in the cohort to self-isolate until Oct. 10.

Sept. 30: The WRDSB reported a COVID-19 case in a student at Conestogo Public School. Health officials haven't identified any high-risk contacts in the school and the student hasn't been to class since Sept. 18.

Sept. 29: Public health officials confirmed a COVID-19 case in a staff member at Moffat Creek Public School. The WRDSB said the identified cohort and some other staff members have been told to self-isolate by public health. The staff member hasn't been at the school since Sept. 25. Public health will contact any close contacts.

Sept. 25: Public health officials declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School after a staff member tested positive for the disease. The WRDSB said the staff member was in the same cohort as the student who had a confirmed case earlier in the week. The school will remain open.

Sept. 23: A student at St. David Catholic Secondary School tested positive for COVID-19. The Waterloo Region District Board also reported another case of COVID-19, this time at Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School.

Sept. 22: Two students at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute have tested positive for COVID-19. The school board said they haven't been in the school since Sept. 16 and there are no high-risk cases in the school.

There was also a confirmed case announced at Forest Hill Public School. There are no high-risk school contacts associated with that case, and the student hadn't been at school since Sept. 14.

The WRDSB identified a COVID-19 case in a student at Preston High School. The student was last in class on Sept. 16. The student's cohort and some bus riders have been told to self-isolate until Sept. 30.

Sept. 21: The WRDSB reported a case in a student at Cambridge's Clemens Mills Public School. The student was last at the school on Sept. 14 and there are no high-risk school contacts.

There is also a confirmed case at Forest Heights Collegiate Institute. That person was last at school on Sept. 15. Public health officials haven't identified any high-risk school contacts associated with the case.

The WRDSB reported another student COVID-19 case, this time at Huron Heights Secondary School in Kitchener. The student was last in the building on Sept. 17.

The school board also reported a case at Williamsburg Public School. The student was last in the building on Sept. 18.

Sept. 20: The Waterloo Region District School Board reported its first student case of COVID-19, with a positive case identified in a child at Riverside Public School.

Sept. 16: A kindergarten student at St. Anne Catholic Elementary School in Cambridge tested positive for the disease, forcing the entire class to self-isolate and get tested. Chantele Ristovksi says her daughter, five-year-old Olivia, was in the class where the infection was discovered.

Sept. 6: Before schools had even reopened, a staff member at Waterloo's Edna Staebler Public School tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The Waterloo Region District School Board said the school was closed for extensive cleaning before reopening after the Labour Day long weekend.