By Jensen, Randy on September 9, 2020.
LETHBRIDGE HERALD – RAYMOND
The first case of COVID-19 in an area school has been reported at Raymond High School.
In a letter to parents and guardians on the school’s website over the weekend, principal Darryl Salmon confirmed a case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in an individual from the school and the school is working closely with Alberta Health Services to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students.
AHS has completed contact tracing and has already contacted parents/guardians of students and any staff/visitors/volunteers who may have been in close contact with the case, the letter continues.
“The health and safety of our students, staff and community is paramount. Out of an abundance of caution, and as we continue our focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19, we have directed our maintenance team to conduct enhanced cleaning protocols at all of our Raymond schools this weekend,” Salmon said in the letter.
Schools were to open as scheduled under current normal circumstances on Tuesday.
“Please rest assured that we will continue to work closely with Alberta Health Services and the Medical Officer of Health in the South Zone to ensure that we follow their ongoing recommendations.
“We remind parents/guardians of students, as well as any staff/visitors/volunteers, to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.”
The Alberta Health daily checklist can be found on the Alberta Health website. Parents and guardians are urged to complete the checklist each day prior to attending school.
“As a reminder, if you/your child has any of the symptoms of illness listed on the Alberta Health daily checklist, please fill out the online Alberta Health Services COVID-19 self-assessment or call Health Link at 811 and stay home/keep your child at home,” the letter concludes.