Two Edmonton high schools move online after high COVID-19 caseloads confirmed

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EDMONTON — Two Edmonton high schools have moved classes online after both reported large numbers of COVID-19 infections in the past week.

There have been 20 confirmed cases at M.E. LaZerte School, where nearly 1,300 students had been attending classes in person.

At that school, 300 students and 43 staff have been asked to quarantine.

Meanwhile, at J. Percy Page High School, 715 in-person students are now learning at home.

Thirteen cases were confirmed at that school, resulting in 366 students and 17 staff members being asked to quarantine.

In-person classes are to resume in two weeks.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 25, 2021.

The Canadian Press