On Wednesday morning the Saskatchewan Rivers School Division notified the public that a case of COVID-19 had been connected to an individual or individuals at Carlton Comprehensive High School in Prince Albert.
According to the division all staff and students in the Grade 11 classrooms affected are declared non-close contacts. Students and staff who are not experiencing symptoms are not required to self-isolate at this time.
As well, there is no evidence that the case was acquired or transmitted at school and in person learning will safely continue for the entire school.
Once the division was informed of the positive COVID-19 test results communication was shared with the classrooms/cohorts, the connected staff, as well as with the school community.
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 explained that 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.
They explained that we all share the responsibility to minimize the risk of COVID transmission.
“The division deeply appreciates the support that students, parents and community members have demonstrated.”