Coronavirus: Which schools in Alberta have COVID-19 outbreaks

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The Government of Alberta has released a map that will track schools in the province that have COVID-19 outbreaks.Depending on the reintegration plan, a school can go through three different phases if it has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in students or staff.

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If a case is confirmed, the school community will receive a letter advising them of the possible exposure. The school will also be placed in “Alert” status.

When two or more cases are confirmed, an official epidemic is declared at the school.

Once a school is confirmed to have two or more cases among its students and staff, “in a school setting within 14 days where the disease could have been contracted or transmitted to the school,” the outbreak will be publicly posted on the province’s website. online map.

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“We will continue to evaluate our approach”: Hinshaw on COVID-19 cases in Alberta schools

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr Deena Hinshaw said Albertans “can reasonably expect some infections in schools.”

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“We must also remember that there are no risk-free options with COVID[-19] and that we need to support all aspects of our children’s health, ”she said.

The first school outbreak in Alberta was declared at Henry Wise Wood High School on September 9.

Henry Wise Wood School was not among the schools confirmed to have alert status as of September 8.

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In an emailed statement to Global News, Alberta Health Services said “two or more cases of COVID-19 attended Henry Wisewood High School in Calgary while infectious.

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“AHS is already working directly with the school to limit the risk of spread. This includes assessing the setting of the class (es), and identifying and assessing the close contacts of the case, ”AHS said.

Anyone potentially exposed to the virus will be contacted directly by AHS.

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Public health measures such as physical distancing, wearing masks, hand washing and cleaning were also discussed with the school, the health authority said.

AHS said no case-specific details were shared, especially if the cases involved students or staff, in order to protect patient privacy.

Also on September 9, an epidemic was declared at Chinook High School in Lethbridge. At that school, AHS said there were also two or more people with COVID-19 who attended the school when they were contagious.

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AHS said the map will be updated every morning. This story will also be updated as the province updates its map, as well as any other outbreaks independently confirmed by Global News. Items in bold are the latest additions.

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Below shows the location of all confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks in schools across the province, listed by school board:

Calgary

Henry Wise Wood High School, Calgary Board of Education

Lethbridge

Chinook High School, Lethbridge School Division

There were no further outbreaks at 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9.

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