11 Calgary schools currently have coronavirus outbreaks

Sep 25 2020, 10:08 am

Eleven Calgary schools are facing a COVID-19 outbreak, one of which is under a watch.

The Province of Alberta’s website shows that Canyon Meadows School, Notre Dame High School, Lester B. Pearson High School, Henry Wise Wood High School, Auburn Bay School, Crescent Heights High School, Chris Akkerman School, Saddle Ridge School, Apostles of Jesus, and St. Benedict 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 10 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.

One Calgary school, St. Wilfred Elementary School, is under a watch, meaning that there have been five or more cases “where the disease could have been acquired or transmitted in the school.”

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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.

St. Wilfred Elementary School is the only school in Calgary to sit above five known cases, though Edmonton has three schools under watch and outbreaks at a total of 14.

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