A Toronto Catholic District School Board staff member has died after becoming infected with COVID-19, according to the union representing education workers.
The worker was an employee at the St. Francis De Sales School in the Jane Street and Finch Avenue area, CUPE confirmed to CBC News.
“CUPE Ontario’s 280,000 members mourn the loss of our sister, a CUPE education worker at TCDSB, who passed away after contracting COVID-19. Our solidarity and condolences to her family, friends and all her union colleagues,” the union tweeted Wednesday.
“We’ve recently learned of a tragic death of a staff member of the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB). This unfortunate news is a huge loss to our entire TCDSB community,” said a statement on behalf of TCDSB’s chief of communications Sazia Vlahos.
The statement also says the board said it is focused on supporting staff and students and respecting the privacy of the staff member and grieving family.