On Sunday afternoon the Saskatchewan Rivers School Division notified the public that a case of COVID-19 had been connected to three schools in the division. These schools are King George Public School, Ecole Vickers Public School and Carlton Comprehensive High School.
At King George Public School the staff and students associated with a Grade 3/4 classroom will be required to self-isolate until midnight July 7.
At Ecole Vickers, 11 students in the 6E classroom will be required to self-isolate until midnight July 9. The rest of the 6E students along with the students in 6F were declared non-close contacts and do not need to self-isolate as long as they remain symptom free.
Finally at Carlton the students and staff associated with the two Grade 9 classes have been declared non-close contacts and do not need to self-isolate as long as they remain symptom free.
The division did not report whether the cases were school acquired or transmitted.
The division was informed recently of the positive COVID-19 test results and communication is being shared with the classrooms/cohorts, the connected staff, as well as with the school communities.
The learning program will continue remotely only for those students and staff affected while in-person learning will continue for the rest of the school.
As is the circumstance in all reports of COVID-19 in the division due to privacy concerns, further details of the case will not be shared.
They added that schools remain safe places to learn. Both the Local Medical Health Officer and the provincial Chief Medical Health officer continue to indicate that because of the protocols in place, schools are safe and are not significant source of transmission.
The division explained that we all share responsibility to minimize the risk of COVID transmission.
“The division deeply appreciates the support that students, parents and community members have demonstrated.”
The SHA’s local public health team continues to provide expert advice and strong support for our dedicated staff as we manage the pandemic in our communities.
“The division is thankful to have such a cohesive team of administration and staff supported by our partners in Health.”