21 Calgary schools currently have coronavirus outbreaks

Oct 19 2020, 11:23 am

A total of 21 Calgary schools are facing coronavirus outbreaks, five of which are under a watch.

The Province of Alberta’s website shows that Lester B. Pearson High School, Saddle Ridge School, Glenmeadows school, Monsignor E.L. Doyle Elementary School, Peter Lougheed School, Vista Heights School, Monterey Park School, Our Lady of the Assumption School, Central Memorial High School, Ecole La Mosaique, Rundle School, Father Lacombe School, Connaught School, Janus Academy, St. Francis High School, and Chief Justice Milvain School are all seeing an outbreak of two to four known cases of coronavirus.

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

All 16 of these schools remain open “with near normal operations with some public health measures,” the province states.

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.

Five other Calgary schools, Clarence Sansom School, Nelson Mandela High School, Ecole de la Rose Sauvage, John G Diefenbaker High School, and Canyon Meadows School, are under a watch, meaning that there have been five or more cases “where the disease could have been acquired or transmitted in the school.”

Yellow: No schools with over 5 cases. Blue: Five or more cases (Province of Alberta)

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.

These five are the only schools in Calgary to sit above five known cases, though Edmonton has 12 schools under watch and outbreaks at a total of 53.

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