UPDATED: INTERACTIVE MAP shows latest COVID-19 cases in Brampton and Mississauga schools and neighbourhood infection rates
View COVID-19 Map of Peel Schools in a full screen map
(To use the interactive map, either scroll through the list to find a certain school, use the search bar in the top right corner of the map to find a particular school, or move through the map to scan different locations. By clicking on the pins representing schools in the two cities, an information card will appear detailing the COVID-19 picture for that particular Census tract, as well as the provincial and regional averages for comparison.)
Using Census tract data and COVID-19 case information from Peel Public Health that breaks down infections by geographic area, The Pointer has shown which schools in Brampton and Mississauga are located in low, medium and high-risk neighbourhoods based on data since the pandemic began.
After the Thanksgiving long weekend, to reflect rising cases across parts of Ontario and Peel, the criteria for low, medium and high have been updated to better reflect new data. The risk ranking for some schools may have changed as a result.
The Pointer has mapped all schools in Peel’s two largest cities and using COVID-19 case data from the Region of Peel has determined whether schools are in low, medium or high-risk areas. High-risk schools are marked with red dots on the map and are in Census tracts that have a COVID-19 case rate equal to or greater than 1,000 per 100,000 residents between February 23 and October 10. A case rate of 1,000 per 100,000 residents is more than double the average in Ontario.
Individuals do not necessarily acquire the virus where they live, but the risk of community transmission in a particular area increases with every case in the neighbourhood. Some of the schools in the high-risk category included in the map are in Census tracts where the rate of COVID-19 is as much as double the 1,000 per 100,000 threshold.
Those schools marked with yellow and green dots are located in medium and low-risk areas, respectively. Low-risk neighbourhoods have a COVID-19 case rate between 0 and 406 cases per 100,000 residents while medium-risk areas have case numbers between 407 and 999 per 100,000.
Light blue dots indicate schools in high-risk areas, but where most of the cases are due to institutional settings such as long-term care homes. Schools with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are indicated by purple dots. Outbreaks are represented with an orange dot showing schools Peel Public Health has determined have viral transmission in the educational environment.
The Pointer will refresh the map as COVID-19 geographic data is updated at least once every two weeks to reflect COVID-19 rates and daily on weekdays to reflect new cases.
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