Positive Cases of COVID-19 at George Davison

Positive Cases of COVID-19 at George Davison
Posted on 06/17/2021
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Medicine Hat, AB (June 17, 2021) Alberta Health Services has identified an additional positive case of COVID-19 connected to George Davison School; currently there are 7 active cases and the school will remain open.

We know that it may be difficult to hear of multiple positive COVID-19 cases in our school community.  Please take a moment to read this Multiple Cases Letter from AHS



Medicine Hat, AB (June 1
2, 2021) - Alberta Health Services has identified two more cases of COVID-19 connected to our school, we have three active cases, and we remain On Alert
As a result, AHS has directed some students and staff to quarantine for a specified time period and the school will remain open.We have conducted a thorough investigation, as a result, all close contacts of the positive case have been identified and quarantined. 



Medicine Hat, AB (June 10, 2021) - On Alert: Alberta Health Services has identified a case of COVID-19 at our school, we are On Alert.As a result, AHS has directed some students and staff to quarantine for a specified time period and our school will remain open.We have conducted a thorough investigation, as a result, all close contacts of the positive case have been identified and quarantined. 


We will support this individual and their family and wish them a safe and speedy recovery. We ask families and students to show compassion and kindness for those that have been impacted by a positive COVID-19 case. As always, we will work collectively to foster a safe, caring and welcoming school environment.    

We are confident, based on AHS guidance, that those who have not been directed to quarantine can attend school safely. Siblings and family members of close contacts are not required to quarantine; however, they are asked to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
 

We know that it may be difficult to hear of the first positive COVID case in our school community. The health and safety of our students and staff is our priority and we continue to perform enhanced cleaning and proper hand hygiene protocols in schools. We have worked with AHS to build and continually review our practices. The daily health measures that we have in place at our school are effective in limiting the spread of COVID-19 and variants of concern. Although it is not possible for us to stop COVID-19 from spreading in our schools, we are committed to working together to protect our school community, reduce exposure and limit the spread. 


We remind ALL parents/guardians of students, as well as any staff/visitors/volunteers to our school to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Please remember to complete the 
Alberta Daily Health Check each day prior to attending school. If your child has any symptoms of COVID-19 listed on the Alberta Health Daily Checklist, please fill out the online Alberta Health Services COVID-19 self-assessment or call Health Link at 811 and keep them home. For more information about positive COVID-19 cases in school please read COVID-19 in Schools (k-12) setting.  
 

Out of an abundance of caution, and as we continue our focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19, we have directed our custodial services team to conduct enhanced cleaning protocols before students and staff come back into the building. This additional cleaning will focus on areas where the individual was present along with high touch areas and surfaces throughout the school.    
    
Rest assured that we will continue to work closely with AHS and the Medical Officer of Health in the South Zone to ensure that we follow their ongoing recommendations. Please contact the school at richelle.thomas@sd76.ab.ca or call 403.529.1555 with your questions. We will continue to provide information to parents and guardians as it is available, thank you for your continued support.     

 

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