COVID-19 Update: 124 new cases | Six Calgary schools with two or more cases; St. Wilfrid under ‘watch’

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Drop-in testing moving from Richmond Road to former Greyhound station

People are seen waiting in line at the COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Richmond Road Diagnostics & Treatment Centre on Friday, July 17, 2020. Photo by Brendan Miller/Postmedia

Drop-in COVID-19 testing in the Calgary zone is being transitioned to the Bow Trail assessment centre — the former Greyhound station — which AHS says is better suited to accommodate people for both booked and drop-in testing.

The Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre will still offer COVID-19 testing by appointment but will be directing drop-in patients to the Bow Trail site.

“If they indicate that they have no means to get to the Bow Trail site, the staff at Richmond Road will do their best to provide the drop-in test there,” AHS said in a statement.

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Video of anti-mask woman in Calgary fabric store goes viral

This unidentified woman was filmed mocking and berating employees at a Calgary store who asked her to put on a mask, as per the city bylaw. The incident happened at a Calgary Fabricland on Sunday, Sept. 13. Photo by Screenshot/Twitter

A video of a woman berating employees who asked her to wear a mask at a Calgary store has gone viral on the internet.

A manager at the Fabricland located at 7310 Fisher Rd. S.E. confirmed the incident happened in that store on Sunday, but declined to speak further on the incident.

The video shows a woman with pink glasses pointing her finger at an employee who is speaking with her about the need to wear a mask.

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St. Wilfrid Elementary School declares outbreak of five or more cases; province reports another 124 cases of COVID-19

Calgarians walk in downtown Calgary on a cool day, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Photo by Gavin Young/Postmedia

A Calgary elementary school is now under “watch” status after five or more cases have been confirmed among students, teachers or staff where COVID-19 could have been acquired or transmitted in the school.

Though there still isn’t evidence of in-school transmission at this time, a public health investigation is underway at St. Wilfrid Elementary School to catch any acquired cases quickly, Alberta Health said in a statement. Being added to the “watch” list means there are five or more cases where the disease could have been acquired or transmitted in the school.

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