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COVID-19 Cases

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CHILD IS SICK

If your child tests positive for COVID-19, we encourage you to let your school know so that staff can track student absence rates accurately.

CHANGES TO TRACKING COVID-19 CASES 

REPORTING ILLNESS

Due to changes from the province, we will no longer receive daily updates or data from Alberta Health Services (AHS). We know the province is moving away from offering PCR tests and encouraging Albertans to use at-home rapid tests to determine if they have COVID-19. This makes it difficult to get a clear picture of case numbers in our schools and classrooms.

Without accurate case data, our schools will no longer share classroom letters on SchoolZone when there is a COVID-19 case at school.

To help parents understand what’s happening inside their child’s school, we will report on the percentages of students absent due to self-reported cases of COVID-19 or general illness.

COVID-19 AND ILLNESS DATA

The data reflects student absences that have been reported to schools by parents. The information is updated every weekday, between approximately 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., and displays student absence rates up to the previous day. 

To protect student privacy, further details will not be released.

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