Case of COVID-19 connected to Ecole St. Mary

Daily Herald File Photo A group of 21 Japanese students will be visiting Ecole St. Mary High School in March and host families are needed.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has identified a positive COVID-19 case in an individual at Ecole St. Mary High School in Prince Albert.

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

They added that the case is likely not school acquired.

“The Saskatchewan Health Authority is proceeding with their assessment of the situation, and all individuals deemed to be close contacts will be provided instructions.”

As is the case in all cases in the division no further information will be made available citing privacy concerns.

“We want to reassure École St. Mary High School families that the school will continue to operate in-person classes while maintaining the safety protocols in place,” the release added.

The cohort impacted by this cases being notified and provided instruction. The students and families will be receiving updates using the Edsby platform.

“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.

The division also strongly urge everyone to continue to follow all Public Health Orders and protocols.