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*Update* Burdett School placed on outbreak status after second confirmed COVID-19 case

Posted on November 3, 2020 by 40 Mile Commentator


Prairie Rose School Division was informed of a second confirmed COVID-19 case connected to  Burdett School on Nov. 4.

The school was closed for the day on Nov. 5 to have contact tracing commence and allow for close contacts to be notified.

“A total  of 64 students and one  staff member associated with the Grade 6, 7, 8 and 9 classes were placed into quarantine. Confirmation of a second case places Burdett School on Outbreak status by AHS,” read the release.

The second confirmed case comes after PRSD was notified of the school’s first case on Nov. 2.

A statement about the first case was posted to PRSD’s website on Nov. 3.

“School related close contacts were identified and a total of (5) five staff, 23 students and (7) seven bus contacts have been placed into quarantine. All other parents and staff received notification about the case on Monday afternoon,” the statement says.

The release also stated for those who are required to isolate will continue to be supported by the school through remote learning methods. Siblings and family members of close contacts are not required to self-isolate, however they are asked to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

“We continue to focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19 and have directed our custodian team to conduct enhanced cleaning protocols of the school. This additional cleaning will focus on areas where the individual was present along with our continuous attention to high touch areas and surfaces throughout the facility.”

PRSD wants to remind all families to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 using our Student Illness Guide and keep students who are sick away from school. Rest assured we will continue to work closely with AHS and the Medical Officer of Health in the South Zone to ensure that we follow their ongoing recommendations.

For more information about positive COVID-19 cases in school please read COVID-19 in Schools (K-12) Settings.

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