A total of 17 Calgary schools are facing a COVID-19 outbreak, two of which are under a watch.
The Province of Alberta’s website shows that Chris Akkerman School, Notre Dame High School, Lester B. Pearson High School, Henry Wise Wood High School, Auburn Bay School, Crescent Heights High School, Clarence Sansom School, Saddle Ridge School, Nelson Mandela High School, Apostles of Jesus, Glenmeadows School, St. Benedict School, Vista Heights School, Monterey Park School, and King George School are all seeing an outbreak of two to four known cases of coronavirus.
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According to the province, an outbreak is defined as two or more detected cases.
All 15 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.
Two Calgary schools, St. Wilfred Elementary 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.”
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 and Canyon Meadows School are the only schools in Calgary to sit above five known cases, though Edmonton has five schools under watch and outbreaks at a total of 26.