56 Calgary schools currently have coronavirus outbreaks

Nov 23 2020, 9:00 am

A total of 56 Calgary schools are facing coronavirus outbreaks, 26 of which are under a watch.

The Province of Alberta’s website shows that Eastbrooke Elementary School, Lester B. Pearson High School, Nelson Mandela High School, Ecole de la Sauvage, John G Diefenbaker High School, Father Lacombe School, Calgary French and International School, St. Francis High School, Bishop McNally High School, Crossing Park School, St. Mary’s High School, All Saints School, Northeast Elementary Campus, Sir Winston Churchill High School, Western Canada High School, Manmeet Singh Bhullar School, Joane Cardinal-Schubert High School, St. Augustine Elementary Junior High School, Henry Wise High School, Centennial High School, Crescent Heights High School, St. Bede Elementary School, St. Gerard Bilingual School, Almadina Language Charter Academy Ogden Campus, Chinook Park School, and Notre Dame High School are all under a watch.

A “watch” means that the school remains open but is being monitored by the province and Alberta Health Service. Additional health measures may be in place to control the spread of coronavirus within the school.

Thirty other Calgary schools – Chief Justice Milvain School, Gobind Sarvar School, St. Jerome Elementary School, St. Clare, Ernest Manning High School, Ascension of Our Lord, Bishop Gandin High School, St. Joan of Arc Elementary/Junior High School, Panorama Hills School, Jennie Elliott School, Westmount Mid/high School, FFCA High School Campus, Catherine Nichols Gunn School, Our lady of Peace Elementary Junior High School, St. Patrick School, St. Jean Brebeuf School, Robert Thirsk School, Fairview School, Renfrew Educational Services-Janice McTighe Centre, Crescent Hillhurst School, Don Bosco School, Dr. George Stanley School, James Fowler High School, Mother Mary Greene School, Thomas B Riley School, Ted Harrison School, Cranston School, Taradale School, St. Alphonsus Elementary Junior High School, Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School, Apostles of Jesus, and Falconridge School – are experiencing outbreaks.

According to the province, an outbreak is defined as two or more detected cases.

An outbreak of this size also means that parents may have received an alert from the school and that Alberta Health Services could be working with the schools.

Edmonton has 21 schools under watch and outbreaks at a total of 16.