COVID-19 Live Updates: Coronavirus News in Calgary for September 2


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“They are very excited to participate and I feel pretty good. It’s really good for them to come back, ”said Jennifer Hogan, after dropping her two children in grades 3 and 5 at Westgate School early Tuesday morning.

But Erin Thomas, after dropping her daughter off, added: “I’m a little worried, okay very worried, I have to admit.

“At the same time, I really want her to regain that socialization, to be with her peers, to learn from a face-to-face teacher.”

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‘It’s going to be difficult for everyone’: COVID-19 cases in schools could lead to disruption if students sent home

Students at Stanley Jones School wait for the bell on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. It was the first day for Calgary Board of Education students from the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo de Gavin Young /Postmedia

As classes in Alberta resume amid the COVID-19 pandemic, local school districts say they are ready to switch to distance learning options in the event of an outbreak or if multiple students must self-isolate.

Thousands of Calgary public school students returned to class on Tuesday, with new protocols for masks, physical distancing and hygiene in place to help limit the spread of the new coronavirus.

Students in Calgary’s Catholic School District will begin classes on Wednesday with similar guidelines in place.

But uncertainty still looms, as cases or outbreaks of COVID-19 could disrupt in-person classes.

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More oil sands workers affected by COVID-19, two more deaths in Alberta

CP-Web. An oil sands extraction facility is reflected in a tailings pond near the city of Fort McMurray, Alta., On Sunday June 1, 2014. Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS / Jason Franson

Two more Albertans have died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours while workers at two oil sands camps have been infected with the virus.

Both deaths involved a man in his 80s in the Edmonton area who was not in a long-term care facility and a woman in his 90s at the Heimstaed Seniors Lodge in Crete in the northern area.

These two deaths bring the total number of COVID-19 deaths reported in Alberta to 241 since last winter.

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