A total of 22 schools in Calgary are facing a COVID-19 outbreak, five of which are under surveillance.
The Alberta website shows Lester B. Pearson High School, Saddle Ridge School, the Apostles of Jesus, Glenmeadows Achool, St. Benedict School, Monsignor EL Doyle Elementary School, Peter Lougheed School, Vista Heights School who have favourited Monterey Park School, Our Lady At Assumption School, King George School, Central Memorial High School, Ecole La Mosaique, John G. Diefenbaker High School, Rundle School, Connaught School, and Janus Academy are coming to an outbreak of two to four known cases of coronavirus.
According to the province, an outbreak is defined as two or more identified cases.
All 17 of these schools remain open “with almost normal operations and some public health measures,” according to the province.
An outbreak of this size also means that the parents may have received a warning from the school and that Alberta Health Services may be working with the schools.
Five other Calgary schools, St. Wilfred Elementary School, Clarence Sansom School, Nelson Mandela High School, and Canyon Meadows School, are under surveillance, which means there have been five or more cases of the disease being acquired or transmitted could become the school. “
A “guard” means that the school will remain open but will be monitored by the province and the Alberta Health Service. Additional health measures may be in place to control the spread of the coronavirus in school.
These five schools are the only ones in Calgary with five known cases, despite a total of 23 schools being monitored and erupting in Edmonton.