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

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Four other Calgary schools have outbreaks of two or more cases, including Notre Dame High School, Lester B. Pearson High School, Henry Wise Wood High School and Auburn Bay School.

The most important thing people can do right now is to stay home if they are feeling “even a little bit unwell,” Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health said on Twitter.

“We all have the ability to take small actions every day that will benefit our schools and our communities,” she posted.

“We can all help prevent school and workplace outbreaks by being extra diligent in the weeks ahead. If we all keep washing our hands, staying home when sick and taking all small but crucial measures to prevent COVID-19 from spreading, we can and will come through it together.”

Province-wide, another 124 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Tuesday’s online update. The new cases come from 12,985 tests that were completed on Monday.

In total, there are now 1,491 active cases in the province which is lower than Monday’s 1,538 active cases. The number of active cases dropped slightly in each AHS zone, bringing the number of active cases in the Calgary zone to 540 — the second highest after the Edmonton zone at 650.

There were no reported deaths, leaving the provincial death toll at 254.

Drop-in COVID-19 testing in the Calgary zone is being transitioned to the Bow Trail assessment centre — the old 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 be offering 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,” said AHS in a statement.

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