COVID-19 Update: 622 new cases, five deaths | Blood Tribe reports case in reserve school | Calgary jail outbreak poorly managed, union says

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Inmates with COVID-19 symptoms in Calgary jail allowed to mix with asymptomatic ones, union alleges

The Calgary Correctional Centre in 2017. Photo by Darren Makowichuk/Postmedia

The union representing Alberta jail workers says the COVID-19 outbreak at the Calgary Correctional Centre has been badly mismanaged, with basic public-health measures neglected even as cases spread.

There are now 132 cases at the jail, located on Calgary’s northwest outskirts. But Alberta Union of Provincial Employees vice-president Bobby-Joe Borodey said the outbreak could have been mitigated with more clear direction and better adherence to health measures.

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Glenbow Museum temporarily closing after staff member tests positive

Exterior of the Glenbow Museum in downtown Calgary. Photo by Courtesy, Glenbow Museum

The Glenbow will be closing its doors until Nov. 14 due to a case of COVID-19 in a staff member.

In an email, the museum said the staff member was “non-public-facing” but they have decided to close the facility for a deep clean out of an abundance of caution.

Glenbow’s All Access Week has been rescheduled to be held Nov. 14- 22.

During that week, admission to the museum is free thanks to a donation from Servus Credit Union. However, patrons will still need to obtain timed tickets online.


Blood Tribe reports positive case at reserve school

A single case of COVID-19 has been reported at a school on the Blood Tribe reserve.

The Blood Tribe Emergency Management Team received a notification from the Kainai Board of Education about a case at Tatsikiisaapo’p Middle School, near Cardston.

The school had already been scheduled to be closed today.

Indigenous Services Canada – First Nations and Inuit Health Branch and Blood Tribe Emergency Management are taking steps to contain the virus and support the individual, according to a release form the Blood Tribe.

The tribe reported the death of one elder to the virus in June.

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