Two positive COVID-19 cases connected to Ecole St. Anne School

Ecole St. Anne School in Prince Albert.

On Monday the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) identified two positiveCOVID-19 cases at École St. Anne School in Prince Albert.

École St. Anne School will be closed tomorrow as an additional precaution ordered by the SHA. All classes are cancelled on Tuesday and students will participate in remote learning using Edsby portal.

In-person classes will resume Nov. 16 for all students and staff who are not deemed to be close contacts.

Nov. 11, 12 and 13 were already non-instructional days. All students will participate in online programming tomorrow and in-person learning on Monday, Nov. 16.

The cases were not acquired at school, but in the community, the catholic school division said in a press release Monday.

 The affected classrooms, and the school as a whole, have been informed. The SHA is proceeding with their assessment of the situation and all individuals deemed to be close contacts would be personally notified.

No further information was made available citing privacy concerns.

“Public Health officials are advising all students and staff to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms daily and not to enter the school if ill. The two classrooms impacted by these cases, barring any other cases, are required tore main at home and monitor for symptoms as per timelines provided by Public Health,” the release stated.

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

The students and families of École St. Anne School will be receiving sent updates through the Edsby Portal.

“Thank you to the SHA for all of their hard work and efforts.”
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.

There was also a positive case linked to Ecole St. Anne in October.