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Three more Calgary schools report a case of COVID-19

Pictured is the entrance to a washroom where a number of signs have been put in order to implement physical distancing in Henry Wise Wood High School on Friday, August 28, 2020. Photo by Azin Ghaffari /Postmedia

Three Calgary schools have been added to the list of schools with at least one case of COVID-19.

Dr. Roberta Bondar School, King George School and Douglas Harkness have all reported one case to parents.

According to advocacy group Support Our Students, at least 48 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.


Tuesday

Nine more surgeries postponed, 290 healthcare workers isolating due to Foothills Medical Centre outbreak

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

Another nine surgeries were postponed at Foothills Medical Centre on Tuesday as hospital staff balances limited staffing and inpatient capacity due to the COVID-19 outbreak at the facility.

There are 290 healthcare workers now in isolation because of their possible exposure to the novel coronavirus in five units of the Calgary hospital. Since an outbreak has been declared in a short-stay surgical unit, surgical staff have been impacted and a total of 48 surgeries have now been postponed.

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