COVID-19 cases confirmed at seven PWPSD schools, April 30 - May 2

Grande Prairie, AB – Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) is providing the following weekend summary report of COVID-19 cases in schools for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 30 - May 2, 2021. The affected schools have sent letters to their families.

Out of respect for the individuals who tested positive for COVID-19, and in accordance with AHS guidelines, no further information will be shared about the cases. PWPSD and the affected schools wish the individuals a safe and speedy recovery, and will continue to work closely with AHS to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students and staff. Remote learning opportunities will be provided to isolating students. The affected schools have been disinfected. AHS is expected to provide all close contacts with further direction on testing and isolation instructions.

Case report for Friday evening, April 30, 2021:

  • A case at Hythe Regional School. The case was last in school on Wednesday, April 28. Close contacts will isolate until Wednesday, May 12 (close contact on April 27) or Thursday, May 13 (close contact on April 28).

  • A case at Helen E. Taylor School. The case was last in school on Tuesday, April 27. Close contacts will isolate until Tuesday, May 11 (close contact on April 26) or Wednesday, May 12 (close contact on April 27).

Case report for Saturday, May 1, 2021:

  • A case at Woking School. The case was last in school on Tuesday, April 20. Close contacts will isolate until Wednesday, May 5.

  • A case at Sexsmith Secondary School. The case was last in school on Tuesday, April 27. Close contacts will isolate until Tuesday, May 11.

Case report for Sunday, May 2, 2021:

  • A case at Teepee Creek School. This is the school’s first case. The case was last in school on Thursday, April 29. Close contacts will isolate until Thursday, May 13 (close contact on April 28) or Friday, May 14 (close contact on April 29). Due to the number of isolating staff and students, Kindergarten to Grade 6 teaching staff and students moved to remote learning on Monday, May 3, and will return to in-school learning on Friday, May 14.

  • A case at Sexsmith Secondary School. The case was last in school on Tuesday, April 27. Close contacts will isolate until Tuesday, May 11 (close contact on April 26) or Wednesday, May 12 (close contact on April 27).

  • A case at Clairmont Community School. The case was last in school on Thursday, April 29. Close contacts will isolate until Thursday, May 13 (close contact on April 28) or Friday, May 14 (close contact on April 29).

  • A case at Harry Balfour School. The case was last in school on Wednesday, April 28. Close contacts will isolate until Tuesday, May 11 (close contact on April 26); Wednesday, May 12 (close contact on April 27); or Thursday, May 13 (close contact on April 28).

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