Updated: Two Positive COVID-19 Cases at Irvine School

Updated: Two Positive COVID-19 Cases at Irvine School

Sunday, April 18, 2021: Prairie Rose Public Schools was informed by Alberta Health Services of two additional positive cases of COVID-19 connected to Irvine School. Close contacts were identified and a total of 44 students and 5 staff and have been placed into quarantine. Irvine School remains on Alert status. However, as two or more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at Irvine School the Medical Officer of Health has started an investigation.

The investigation letter from AHS can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nfrPLsA_7DUFihB4hOeg-sxawx57hbOY/view?usp=sharing

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Saturday, April 17, 2021: Prairie Rose Public Schools was informed by Alberta Health Services of a positive case of COVID-19 connected to Irvine School. Close contacts were identified and a total of 24 students and 6 staff and have been placed into quarantine. Irvine School remains on Alert status.

Those who are required to isolate will continue to be supported by the school through online and remote learning methods. Siblings and family members of close contacts are not required to self-isolate, however they are asked to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.  Out of respect for privacy and in accordance with AHS guidelines, we cannot disclose personal details about the positive case. 

Irvine School remains open to in-person learning and we are working closely with Alberta Health Services to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect students and staff. 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. Our COVID-19 Close Contact Guide outlines the process of identifying close contacts in schools and what to do if you have been around someone who tests positive for COVID-19.

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