COVID-19 case connected to Ecole St. Anne School

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The first COVID-19 case in Prince Albert since schools re-opened on Jan. 18 was reported on Thursday morning as a case was connected to Ecole St. Anne School.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) identified a positive COVID-19 case in an individual at Ecole St. Anne School in Prince Albert.

In a news release by the Prince Albert Catholic School Division the division explained that communication has been shared with the specific classroom/cohort, as well as the school community. The case wasn’t acquired at the school.

“The Saskatchewan Health Authority is proceeding with their assessment of the situation, and all individuals deemed to be close contacts will be communicated with.”

As is the case in all cases in the division no further information will be made available citing privacy concerns.

“We want to reassure families of Ecole St. Anne School that school will continue to operate for in-person classes while maintaining the safety protocols that are in place,” the release added.

The cohort impacted by this cases being notified and provided instruction. The students and families will be receiving updates using the Edsby platform.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with this member of our school community, and we hope they are doing well.” They emphasized that everyone has a shared responsibility to decrease the risk of COVID-19 entering schools.

“Thank you to everyone for continuing to be diligent in performing daily health screening, staying home if ill, calling HealthLine 811 if exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, practicing proper hand hygiene, maintaining physical distancing as much as possible, wearing a mask when appropriate and doing everything we can to keep each other safe,” the release stated.

Michael Oleksyn, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Prince Albert Daily Herald