24 Calgary schools currently have coronavirus outbreaks

Oct 26 2020, 9:13 am

A total of 24 Calgary schools are facing coronavirus outbreaks, six of which are under a watch.

The Province of Alberta’s website shows that Northcott Prairie School, Sir Winston Churchill High School, Saddle Ridge School, Peter Lougheed School, Our Lady of the Assumption School, Woodman School, Ecole La Mosaique, Rundle School, Father Lacombe School, Connaught School, Janus Academy, St. Francis High School, Chief Justice Milvain School, Bishop McNally High School, Coventry Hills School, New Heights School and Learning Services, St. Mary’s High School, All Saints School, and Manmeet Singh Bhullar 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 18 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.

Six other Calgary schools; Lester B. Pearson High School, Clarence Sansom School, Nelson Mandela High School, Ecole de la Rose Sauvage, John G Diefenbaker High School, and Calgary French and International 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.”

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.

The six schools listed are the only schools in Calgary to sit above five known cases, though Edmonton has 14 schools under watch and outbreaks at a total of 53.

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