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Across England, however, parents were frustrated.
Vinay Guwant, 44, said his son developed a cough over the weekend and his school said he could only come back if he tested negative.
For three days, Guwant repeatedly tried and failed a test, waking up early and staying up after midnight to browse the government website and search for a test.
Saddle Ridge School Reports Single Case of COVID-19; outbreak reported to Okotoks school
An individual from Saddle Ridge School in the northeast of the city has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
A note sent to parents on Tuesday does not specify whether the individual is a student or a staff member.
An outbreak was also declared at Foothills Composite High School in Okotoks after two cases were confirmed. The school remains open.
Saddle Ridge is the 22nd school in Calgary to report a case since August 31. Seven Calgary schools have reported outbreaks of two or more cases. Across Alberta, 12 schools reported outbreaks of two or more cases, or in one case a “surveillance” of five or more cases.
Chris Akkerman, Crescent Heights Schools Report COVID-19 Outbreaks
An elementary school in northeast Calgary is the latest in the city to declare an outbreak of COVID-19 in the first weeks of the school year.
Chris Akkerman School, an elementary school in the Marlborough community, confirmed the outbreak in a letter to parents on Wednesday, saying at least two cases of the new coronavirus had been detected in the school.
Positive case on the MRU campus
A member of Mount Royal University has tested positive for COVID-19.
The individual was on campus last week, MRU said in a press release on Wednesday that did not specify whether the individual was a student or a staff member.
The MRU said in the statement that it had been in contact with Alberta Health Services to inform other members of the MRU community who were in contact with the person and that the unidentified positive person had also informed others who were in contact with her. The individual is self-isolating, the statement said.
“While it is concerning to have a case on campus, it is not surprising and it is realistic to expect that despite our best efforts, there will be more confirmed cases during the semester.” MRU said in the press release.