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The number of Calgary schools with outbreaks of two or more cases remains at seven. Twenty-four Calgary schools have reported at least one case since Aug. 31. The province has still not reported any evidence of transmission within a school.
Alberta Teachers’ Association survey shows ‘unsustainable’ fatigue, stress and anxiety
Teachers say the stress and fatigue they’re experiencing this school year is “unsustainable,” a new survey finds.
In an Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) poll gauging the attitudes of 1,600 teachers towards public health guidelines in schools, a vast majority reported “extreme and unsustainable levels” of fatigue, stress and anxiety, at 94 per cent, 95 per cent and 81 per cent respectively. Teachers and school leaders were surveyed across the province Sept. 10-14.
Alberta ends broad asymptomatic testing as flu season approaches; 146 new cases
Alberta is pressing pause on asymptomatic COVID-19 testing ahead of an expected surge in demand for tests this fall.
Provincial chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced the shift in Alberta’s testing approach Thursday, saying colder weather and the return of influenza season means the province must better focus its testing resources on symptomatic and high-risk individuals.
Quarantine rules tightened in schools as COVID cases, outbreaks keep rising
Parents of students facing the looming possibility of quarantine if someone in their class tests positive are asking why the rules keep changing, and whether it’s necessary to miss two weeks of school if a positive case was never less than two metres away.