Positive COVID-19 Case at Prairie Mennonite School

Positive COVID-19 Case at Prairie Mennonite School

Wednesday, November 11, 2020: Prairie Rose School Division was informed of a second positive case of COVID-19 connected to Prairie Mennonite Alternative School, which places the school on Outbreak status. This new case follows confirmation of a first case on Sunday, November 8, 2020, where 100 students and 11 staff were placed into quarantine and the school was closed until November 20, 2020. No additional people were placed into quarantine as a result of the second positive case.

Sunday, November 8, 2020: Prairie Rose School Division received confirmation of a positive case of COVID-19 connected to the German class at Prairie Mennonite Alternative School in Medicine Hat. Due to the circumstances regarding this case, all students of Prairie Mennonite School are considered a close contact to the positive person. Therefore, a decision has been made to transition all classes at Prairie Mennonite Alternative School to learning from home for the complete isolation period. This means there will be no in-person school until November 20, 2020. A total of 100 students and 11 staff have provided isolation notices.

We continue to focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19 and have directed our custodian team to conduct enhanced cleaning protocols of the school. This additional cleaning will focus on areas where the individual was present along with our continuous attention to high touch areas and surfaces throughout the facility.

We also remind all families to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 using our Student Illness Guide and keep students who are sick away from school. Rest assured we will continue to work closely with AHS and the Medical Officer of Health in the South Zone to ensure that we follow their ongoing recommendations. 

For more information about positive COVID-19 cases in school please read COVID-19 in Schools (K-12) Settings.