Investigation into COVID-19 case at Carlton Comprehensive

Carlton Comprehensive Collegiate is the current location of the Saskatchewan Rivers DLC. /Daily Herald File Photo

On Monday morning the Saskatchewan Rivers School Division notified the public that a case of COVID-19 has been identified in an individual at Carlton Comprehensive Public High School in Prince Albert.

Later in the day the division updated on the case, the update stated:

“Public Health has conducted an investigation and have approved the affected Grade 10 class can return to in-school learning. Public Health has contacted the individuals’ deemed close contacts and will be placing them on a mandatory 14-day isolation. We will not be contacting all students in the affected classes as the measures in place in the school have decreased the risk of transmission. We are asking that all students and staff self-monitor for symptoms and if symptoms present to isolate and call 811.”

As is the case in all cases in the division, due to privacy concerns, further details of the case will not be shared.

Carlton will remain open for in-person classes for all students that are not required to isolate.

The school’s COVID Response Plan contains many important measures, processes and protocols that add layers of protection for students and staff.

School personnel will continue to be informed and guided by SHA as they manage this case.

The division commends the staff and students for having sound practices in place and thorough implementation of those practices.

“We know that masks, hand hygiene and physical distancing are not magical in virus prevention but those safety protocols substantially reduce the risk of transmission,”

Director of Education Robert Bratvold said, extending his appreciation to staff, students and families in the community for their support.