A confirmed case of COVID-19 in an adult who worked at Elm Street schools, Herald
“What they’ve gotten from us so far is stay home and Alberta Health Services will be in touch to give you further guidance,” he said.
The principal said 25 people from Elm Street School are currently self-isolating.
Davidson said cleaning staff were dispatched to both schools last night and again this morning to take care of the premises, especially in the very difficult areas of the school.
Since starting school, Davidson says, the division has followed the direction of Alberta Health Services and Dr. Deena Hinshaw to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
“Dr. Hinshaw has said from the start that we will have infections in schools, that there will be outbreaks in schools and that it will happen in the community. We are doing our part by following the lead of the Alberta Health Department, Dr. Hisnshw, to mitigate the spread, ”he said. “But we know for a fact that when we find out that someone has been in our building who is infected with the virus, we’re going to have to respond and do our best to make sure we’re communicating clearly, to make sure we’re doing everything. cleaning that we have been tasked with doing and still monitoring our processes to make sure we get it right before this news gets to us.
In a statement, the YMCA said about 15 children are enrolled in the Herald Before and After School program with varying degrees of attendance. He says all COVID-19 public health guidelines have been followed since the program resumed for this school year.
“Since the start of this pandemic, the YMCA, Alberta Health Services and the Medicine Hat Public Schools Division have been in close contact, working together to ensure the safety of YMCA staff and families,” he said. said Sharon Hayward, CEO of the YMCA of Medicine Hat. “Our approach has always been guided by local and provincial health officials. While all recommended protocols are in place, we continue to review our efforts to ensure a safe environment at our YMCA. We are grateful for the continued support and direction from local health agencies and our community. We will continue to work together to combat the spread of COVID-19. “
The statement said the medical officer of health advised the YMCA to temporarily close the Herald Before & After School Care program for 14 days from the date the employee was last there.
“This means that we plan to reopen the program on October 13, 2020. During this shutdown, we understand that AHS will conduct a thorough contact tracing to identify anyone who may have been in close contact with that person.”