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Coronavirus information for families and staff

Fri, 6 Mar, 2020

News item: Coronavirus update

Edmonton Public Schools knows that our families, students and staff are concerned about coronavirus. Yesterday, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health announced there is one presumptive case in Alberta. However, Alberta Health has confirmed the current risk level in our province remains low. 

Our Division continues to take direction from Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services and the Public Health Agency of Canada as the situation continues to evolve. More information will be shared from these health authorities as it becomes available. Families are encouraged to check the Government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services websites for the most recent information about coronavirus and the actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.

To protect yourself and others, students, families and staff are encouraged to:

  • use good hygiene practices, such as frequent handwashing
  • cover coughs and sneezes
  • avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth 
  • stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill
  • contact your primary health provider or Health Link 811 if you have questions or concerns about your health

As spring break approaches, we know some of our families and staff have travel plans. If you are going on a trip, please consult the Government of Canada travel advisory website before you leave for the most recent information about possible risks.

There’s nothing more important than the safety of our students, families and staff. It is natural to be concerned about this situation. You can help prevent the spread of illness by staying up to date on information from government and health officials and taking proper precautions.