Coronavirus: What schools in Alberta have COVID-19 outbreaks

WATCH: COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared in two Calgary schools. As Lauren Pullen reports, Dr. Deena Hinshaw has stressed none of the cases saw people contract the illness inside schools.

The Alberta government has released a map that will track the schools in the province that have COVID-19 outbreaks.

According to the re-entry plan, there are three different phases a school may go through if they have confirmed COVID-19 cases in students or staff.

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If one case is confirmed, the school community will receive a letter notifying them of the possible exposure. The school will also be put in “Alert” status.

When two or more cases are confirmed, an official outbreak is declared at the school.

Once a school is confirmed to have two or more cases among its students and staff, “in a school setting within a 14-day period where disease could have been acquired or transmitted in the school,” the outbreak will be publicly reported on the province’s online map.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw has said Albertans “can reasonably expect some infections at schools.”

“We also need to remember that there are no risk-free options with COVID and that we must support every aspect of our children’s health,” she said.

Alberta’s first school outbreak was declared at Henry Wise Wood High School on Sept. 9.

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Alberta Health originally said the map will be updated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. However, Hinshaw said because of the increased interest in school outbreaks, the map will be updated daily.

This story will also be updated as the province updates its map, as well as when any other outbreaks are independently confirmed by Global News.

Below indicates where all the confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks at schools are across the province, listed by region and date of declaration:

Calgary

Chris Akkerman School, Calgary Board of Education — declared Wednesday, Sept. 16

Crescent Heights High School, Calgary Board of Education — declared Tuesday, Sept. 15

Notre Dame High School, Calgary Catholic School District — declared Monday, Sept. 14

Lester B. Pearson High School, Calgary Board of Education — declared Sunday, Sept. 13

Auburn Bay School, Calgary Board of Education — declared Sunday, Sept. 13

St. Wilfrid Elementary School, Calgary Catholic School District — declared Thursday, Sept. 10

Henry Wise Wood High School, Calgary Board of Education — declared Wednesday, Sept. 9

Edmonton

Waverly School, Edmonton Public Schools — declared Thursday, Sept. 17

McNally High School, Edmonton Public Schools — declared Wednesday, Sept. 16

Vimy Ridge Academy, Edmonton Public Schools — declared Wednesday, Sept. 16

Centre High, Edmonton Public Schools — declared Tuesday, Sept. 15

Ross Sheppard High School, Edmonton Public Schools — declared Sunday, Sept. 13

Lethbridge

Chinook High School, Lethbridge School Division — declared Wednesday, Sept. 9

Okotoks

École Secondaire Foothills Composite High School, Foothills School Division — declared Wednesday, Sept. 16

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was last updated on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 12 p.m.

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