Edmonton elementary school coronavirus outbreak grows by three cases

Oct 23 2020, 7:27 pm

Three more people tested positive for coronavirus Thursday at an Edmonton elementary school that’s on the province’s watch list for its growing outbreak.

The three new infections were discovered at Tipaskan School in the Mill Woods neighbourhood October 22, according to an email from Edmonton Public Schools.

No additional students or staff have to self-isolate because of these new cases, suggesting their close contacts are already isolating.

Tipaskan is on the watch list because its coronavirus outbreak involves five or more cases. It’s one of 13 schools in the city on the watch list.

One new case was also discovered at McNally School, which is also dealing with a smaller outbreak that currently has fewer than five cases tied to it. Fifty students and two staff members who were contacts of the infected individual need to self-isolate.

Edmonton Public Schools said learning supports are available for students who need to stay home to self-isolate.

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