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Positive COVID-19 case confirmed at Senator Gershaw School

Posted on November 26, 2020 by 40 Mile Commentator

Submitted by Prairie Rose School Division

Prairie Rose School Division was notified of a positive COVID-19 case at Senator Gershaw School on Nov. 25.

The close contacts were identified and six staff and 11 students have been put into quarantine.

Those who are required to isolate will continue to be supported by the school through online and 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.  Out of respect for privacy and in accordance with AHS guidelines, we cannot disclose personal details about the positive case.

Senator Gershaw School remains open to in-person learning and we are working closely with Alberta Health Services to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect students and staff. 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.

We also 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. Our COVID-19 Close Contact Guide outlines the process of identifying close contacts in schools and what to do if you have been around someone who tests positive for COVID-19.

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

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