Positive COVID-19 case linked to Ecole St. Anne School

Ecole St. Anne School in Prince Albert.

A positive COVID-19 case has been linked to Ecole St. Anne School in Prince Albert.

Late Sunday, the Prince Albert Catholic school division sent a media release explaining that on Oct.11, officials from the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA)  identified a positive COVID-19 case in an individual at the school.

The information has been shared with the specific classroom/cohort, as well as the school community.

“The Saskatchewan Health Authority is completing their assessment of the situation, and all individuals deemed to be close contacts have been communicated with. We want to reassure families of Ecole St. Anne School that school will resume October 13 for in-person classes while maintaining the safety protocols that are in place,” the release, signed by director of education Lorel Trumier, stated.

“To protect privacy, we are not able to share or discuss details.”

The case being investigated is linked to an outbreak within Prince Albert. It is not school acquired. The classroom impacted by this case, barring any other cases, is now being required to isolate and will continue to do so until October 22. The class will begin online learning using the Edsby Platform.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with this member of our school community, and we hope they are doing well. We all have 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.”