Positive COVID-19 case identified at Meath Park Public School

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On Monday evening the Saskatchewan Rivers School Division notified the public that the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) identified a positive COVID-19 case in an individual at the Meath Park Public School.

Saskatchewan Rivers was informed Monday evening of the COVID-19 result and communicated with the classrooms/cohorts affected as well as staff and the school community.

The SHA will continue to assess the case as they provide contact tracing and communicate with all close contacts.

”The students and staff impacted by this case are now required to isolate until further notice and the learning program will continue remotely for those students affected.  The isolating students and staff are currently scheduled to return to in-person learning on November 9,” the release signed by Robert Bratvold director of education for Saskatchewan Rivers said.

As was the case in the case at Prince Albert Collegiate Institute (PACI), due to privacy concerns further details of the case will not be shared.

Meath Park Public School will remain open for in-person classes for all students not required to isolate.  

The school’s COVID-19 Response Plan contains many important measures, processes and protocols, which add layers of protection for students and staff.

Students and staff will continue to be informed and guided by the SHA.

“We all share responsibility to minimize the risk of COVID transmission and the division appreciates the support that students, parents and community members have demonstrated.”

The division explained that they are thankful to have the support of the Saskatchewan Health Authority’s local public health team. 

“They have provided expert advice and strong support for our dedicated staff as we manage the pandemic in our communities,” the release said.