COVID-19 cases connected to three schools in Prince Albert

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On Friday evening the Saskatchewan Rivers School Division notified the public that a case of COVID-19 had been identified in an individual at three different schools in the division.

The schools are Carlton Comprehensive Public High School, Riverside Public School and École Vickers Public School in Prince Albert.

“The division is hoping the recovery is quick and thorough and we extend our get-well wishes to these members of our school community and offer our support to their surrounding families,” the release stated.

The division was informed recently of the positive COVID-19 test results and communication is being shared with the classrooms/cohorts, the connected staff, as well as with the school communities

There was also a case reported Monday evening and Wednesday evening at Carlton. These are the first known reported cases at the other schools.

The schools will remain open for in-person classes for students who are not required to self-isolate.

Students and staff impacted by the cases are required to isolate as directed by the SHA.

According to the division the learning program will continue remotely for students affected.

As is the circumstance in all reports of COVID-19 in the division, due to privacy concerns, further details of the case will not be shared.

The school’s COVID Response Plan contains many important measures, processes and protocols that add layers of protection for students and staff.

School personnel will continue to be informed and guided by SHA as they manage this case.

Staffs at schools in the division remain vigilant in ensuring proper safety measures are in place and personnel from the SHA continue to guide and inform school administration and staff.

The division explained that although there has been no evidence that transmission has occurred within any Sask. Rivers schools we all share responsibility to minimize the risk of COVID transmission.

“The division deeply appreciates the support that students, parents and community members have demonstrated, especially as the number of cases in our region climbs.”

The SHA’s local public health team continues to provide expert advice and strong support for our dedicated staff as we manage the pandemic in our communities.

“The division is thankful to have such a cohesive team of administration and staff supported by our partners in Health.”

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