COVID-19 Update: 153 new cases, one new death | Another unit under outbreak at Foothills | School districts scramble for subs

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One Calgary school reported a case of COVID-19 on Wednesday

Pictured is a classroom in Henry Wise Wood High School that could accommodate a cohort of up to 38 students on Friday, August 28, 2020. Azin Ghaffari/Postmedia
Pictured is a classroom in Henry Wise Wood High School that could accommodate a cohort of up to 38 students on Friday, August 28, 2020. Wisewood has a reported outbreak of 2-4 cases. Photo by Azin Ghaffari /Azin Ghaffari/Postmedia

Another Calgary school has been added to the list of schools with at least one case of COVID-19.

A single case was confirmed at Central Memorial High School on Wednesday.

According to advocacy group Support Our Students, at least 53 Calgary schools within the CBE or CCSD system have reported at least one COVID-19 case.

Alberta Health Services lists 14 Calgary schools at outbreak status of 2-4 cases, and two at watch status of more than five cases.


Wednesday

School districts scramble for subs as teachers face fatigue and self-isolation

Desks positioned for physical distancing are seen inside a St. Marguerite School classroom in New Brighton on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. Photo by Gavin Young/Postmedia

As more students and staff are forced to self isolate amid rising COVID cases, public schools are still searching for additional substitute teachers in a system increasingly strapped for resources.

The Calgary Board of Education has posted several job openings this week looking for casual teachers and educational assistants at a variety of schools.

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Wednesday

Foothills hospital’s COVID-19 cases grow as another unit added to outbreak list

Dozens of staff and patients have been infected with COVID-19 at Foothills Hospital in Calgary. Photo by Gavin Young /Postmedia

Two more patients and one health-care worker have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at the Foothills Medical Centre, as six units at the hospital now have COVID-19 outbreaks which total more than 60 cases.

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