Bowness High School students shifting to online learning following COVID-19 outbreak

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A COVID-19 outbreak at Bowness High School is forcing students back to online instruction come Monday, according to a letter sent to parents on Friday.

Alberta Health places schools on outbreak status when five or more cases are confirmed.

Classes will move online until March 17 when in-person learning may resume, according to Bowness Principal Jana Macdonald, who said there had been a “a number of cases in a short time frame” at the northwest school.

“The school has completed the process of contacting each family affected by the positive cases and (Alberta Health Services) will be following up only with those individuals,” said Macdonald in the letter.

Lessons and coursework will be made available through a variety of online programs, but won’t include a transfer to Hub online learning.

A school can be removed from outbreak status after 28 days of no new cases.

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