Alfredton Primary School remains closed today with more than 300 students and staff said to be close contacts.
So far 8 positive cases have been recorded at the school after a Covid positive case visited last week.
Meantime, Delacombe Primary will also close today after a Covid scare, students who were on-site on Wednesday and Thursday are being asked to limit their movements.
In a letter to parents, leaders says the school will close today as a precaution to undergo necessary cleaning and to identify students and staff that may have had close contact with the case.
Ballarat's Covid tally grew by 5 yesterday on the worst day ever for the state, 3 are under investigation whilst 2 are linked.
3 new cases were added in Moorabool with a lone case in Golden Plains.
It comes as Ballarat Health Services sets up a marquee in Mair Street to deal with the expected influx of respiratory patients.
Image: Delacombe Primary School