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COVID-19 information

In June, the provincial government announced that all remaining COVID-19 public health restrictions have been lifted.

What this means 

Students and staff:

  • no longer need to wear masks on public transit
  • are no longer legally required to isolate, although it is recommended if they have symptoms or test positive for COVID-19
  • should stay home when sick, but they are no longer required to use Alberta’s daily health checklist

If your child becomes ill at school, they will be sent to a sick room and you will be asked to come and pick them up.

TRACKING ILLNESS

If your child tests positive for COVID-19, we encourage you to let your school know so that staff can track student absence rates accurately.

REPORTING ILLNESS

To help parents understand what’s happening inside their child’s school, we will report on the number of students absent due to general illness or self-reported cases of COVID-19. View COVID-19 cases and student absence rates to learn more.

When reporting your child’s illness, please consider sharing their symptoms, whether they have tested positive for COVID-19, or any other relevant information.

HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES

The Division is using many strategies that work together to protect our school communities and keep staff and students as safe as possible. These strategies include:

  • encouraging healthy habits among students and staff, such as washing and sanitizing hands and covering coughs and sneezes
  • placing hand sanitizer in high traffic and high touch areas
  • using cleaning and disinfecting products that help mitigate the spread of illness
  • encouraging people to stay home when sick
  • using sick rooms when a student becomes ill at school
  • encouraging masks in schools and on yellow buses while respecting individual choice
  • enhanced school ventilation systems, including standalone HEPA filtration units