Five Calgary schools are facing a COVID-19 outbreak, while one is under a watch.
The Province of Alberta’s website shows that Notre Dame High School, Lester B. Pearson High School, Henry Wise Wood High School, Auburn Bay School, and Crescent Heights High 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 five 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.”
Yellow: No schools with over five 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 Alberta to sit above five known cases, though new cases were reported at three Edmonton schools as recently as Wednesday.