COVID-19 case diagnosed at Canora Composite school

According to a December 6 letter from Quintin Robertson, Good Spirit School Division (GSSD) director of education, to parents/guardians and staff of Canora Composite School, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has advised GSSD that a positive case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in an individual in the Grade 5 classroom at CCS.

“We are working closely with Public Health staff to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students and staff. Public Health will be contacting parents/guardians of students and any staff/visitors/volunteers who may have been in close contact with the case and will provide direction,” said Robertson in the letter.

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SHA is deeming all Grade 5 students and staff as close contacts, therefore classes were cancelled for the Grade 5 students at Canora Composite School (CCS) on December 7.

Good Spirit will collaborate with SHA and CCS Administration to determine next steps. The Division was to provide information regarding the transition to remote learning, and other pertinent information, during the evening of December 7.

“We would like to ensure families that the GSSD facility disinfecting and cleaning protocols have been and will continue to be followed,” reassured Robertson.

Everyone entering schools is reminded to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Refer to the Daily Self-Assessment Checklist. Also, the Saskatchewan Health Authority has shared a COVID and Seasonal Allergy Fact Sheet.

Anyone who has any symptoms of COVID-19, is asked to please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. Public Health encourages all students and staff to remain at home when showing the slightest symptom of COVID-19.

“If you or a family member would like to be tested for COVID-19, you may access the drive-through testing at 276 Myrtle Avenue in Yorkton. You may be tested without an appointment between the hours of 12:30 pm to 3 p.m., seven days a week, or you may call 8-1-1 for a referral and an appointment will be scheduled for you. Ensure that you have your Health Card with you. Children under the age of 18 will need verbal consent from a parent or guardian. We will provide additional information to parents/guardians as it is available,” reported Robertson.

Anyone looking for further information regarding COVID-19 is asked to please call Health Line at 811 or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19, concluded the letter.