COVID-19 connected to one classroom at Carlton

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On Wednesday afternoon the Saskatchewan Rivers School Division notified the public that a case of COVID-19 had been connected to one classroom at Carlton Comprehensive High School in Prince Albert.

The classroom and associated staff and students where the case or cases has been identified will be isolating until March 10.

According to the division the case was not school acquired or transmitted.

Once the division was informed of the positive COVID-19 test results communication was shared with the classrooms/cohorts, the connected staff, as well as with the school community.

The learning program will continue remotely only for those students and staff affected while in-person learning will continue for the rest of the school.

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.

They explained that both the local Medical Health Officer and the provincial Chief Medical Health Officer continue to indicate that because of the protocols in place, schools are safe and are not significant source of transmission. They explained that we all share the responsibility to minimize the risk of COVID transmission.

“The division deeply appreciates the support that students, parents and community members have demonstrated.”

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