Canyon Meadows School alerts parents to case of COVID-19 day before school reopenings across Alberta

An individual from Canyon Meadows School has tested positive for COVID-19.

School officials sent a letter to parents on Aug. 31 confirming the case, and stated that in-person classes will go ahead as planned at the southwest Calgary K to Grade 5 school on Sept. 1.

“Our school remains open to in-person learning for all students and we are excited for the first day of school,” the letter said.

The letter did not state whether the individual who tested positive is school staff, or is connected to the school in some other way. 

In adherence to Alberta Health Services (AHS) protocols, the school principal, assistant principal and an administrative secretary are now in quarantine after they were identified through contact tracing as close contacts to the confirmed case.

School officials said in the letter that they believe exposure happened on Aug. 25.

“We have worked closely with AHS to ensure necessary measures continue to be in place to protect all staff and students,” the letter read in part. 

“This includes cleaning and disinfecting all items touched by the individual and removing and storing items that cannot be cleaned and disinfected (paper, books, etc.) in a sealed container for a minimum of 10 days. Our facilities staff has also conducted extended disinfecting of necessary spaces.”

AHS has contacted all possible close contacts for this case, the letter said.

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