COVID-19 case linked to before and after school program at Ecole Holy Cross

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On Wednesday afternoon the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) identified a positive COVID-19 case in an individual in the before and after School Program.

In a news release by the Prince Albert Catholic School Division on Wednesday afternoon the division explained that communication of a possible exposure has been shared with specific individuals, as well as the school community.

The SHA is proceeding with their assessment of the situation and all individuals deemed to be close contacts are being notified.

The virus was acquired outside of the school setting, the division said.

The SHA is proceeding with their assessment of the situation, and all individuals deemed to be close contacts are being notified.

“The cohort impacted by this case, barring any other cases, are required to Self-Isolate until midnight on Dec. 3 and these cohort will be move to remote learning until the isolation period is complete,” the division said in a release.

These specific classrooms/cohorts are advised to contact 811Healthline for advice.

“École Holy Cross will operate classes November 26, 2020 for all other students and staff that are not deemed to be close contacts. Public Health officials are advising all students and staff to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms daily and not to enter the school if ill.”

No further information was made available citing privacy concerns.

“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