Three more coronavirus cases announced in Edmonton schools

Sep 15 2020, 8:24 pm

More than 100 Edmonton Public School students are at home in self-isolation this week after more of their peers tested positive for coronavirus.

The school district said in a news release Tuesday that three more individuals at three of its schools have tested positive for coronavirus.

Another person tested positive at Ross Sheppard School, where two other cases were already identified, leading health officials to declare an outbreak there. However, the third case is not connected to the previous two, and Edmonton Public Schools said the person caught the virus outside of school.

About 60 students, mostly in Grade 12, and two staff members at Ross Sheppard are self-isolating because they had close contact with the individuals.

Another 24 Grade 7 students and four staff members from Highlands School are also self-isolating after a positive case was identified there on Monday.

Over at Ivor Dent School, 22 students in Grade 4 and 5 plus two staff members are staying home to self-isolate.

Edmonton Public Schools says the students staying home will receive “supports for learning,” although it did not have details about what those supports would be.

The district also said it would not be accommodating requests for interviews about the matter.



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