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.
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 have a COVID-19 case rate equal to or greater than 715 per 100,000 residents between February 23 and September 12. This case threshold was chosen to focus on neighbourhoods where the risk of developing COVID-19 is particularly high. A case rate of 715 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 much higher than the 715 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 316 cases per 100,000 residents while medium risk areas have case numbers between 317 and 714 per 100,000.
Light blue dots indicate schools in high-risk areas, but where most of the cases are due to institutional settings. Schools with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are indicated by purple dots.
The Pointer will refresh the map as COVID-19 geographic data is updated by the Region of Peel.
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