Positive COVID-19 case connected to St. Francis School

St. Francis School/Photo courtesy Prince Albert Catholic School Division

On Tuesday evening the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) identified a positive COVID-19 case in an individual at St. Francis School in Prince Albert.

In a news release by the Prince Albert Catholic School Division later that night, the division explained that communication has been shared with the specific classroom/cohort, as well as the school community.

The SHA is proceeding with their assessment of the situation and all individuals deemed to be close contacts will be communicated with.
“We want to reassure families of St. Francis School that school will resume Oct. 21 (Wednesday) for in-person classes while maintaining the safety protocols that are in place,” the release said.

As was the case in the Ecole St. Anne positive case reported Oct. 10 to protect privacy the division is not able to share or discuss details.

“The case being investigated is not school acquired. The classrooms impacted by this case, barring any other cases, is now being required to isolate until further notice. The students and families will be receiving updates using the Edsby platform,” the release said.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with this member of our school community, and we hope they are doing well.”
They emphasized that everyone has a shared responsibility to decrease the risk of COVID-19 entering schools.

“Thank you to everyone for continuing to be diligent in performing daily health screening, staying home if ill, calling HealthLine 811 if exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, practicing proper hand hygiene, maintaining physical distancing as much as possible, wearing a mask when appropriate and doing everything we can to keep each other safe,” the release stated.