Positive COVID-19 Cases at River Heights

Positive COVID-19 Cases at River Heights
Posted on 05/02/2021
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Medicine Hat, AB (May 2, 2021)There is an additional positive case of COVID-19 connected to River Heights School. Alberta Health Services has identified an additional case of COVID-19 at River Heights. There are currently four active cases that have been investigated by Alberta Health Services; River Heights School remains On Alert. As a result, AHS has directed some students and staff to quarantine for a specified time period; River Heights will remain open. We have conducted a thorough investigation, as a result all close contacts of the positive case have been identified and quarantined.  

We will support this individual and their family and wish them a safe and speedy recovery. We ask families and students to show compassion and kindness for those that have been impacted by a positive COVID-19 case. As always, we will work collectively to foster a safe, caring and welcoming school environment.    

We are confident, based on AHS guidance, that those who have not been directed to quarantine can attend school safely. Siblings and family members of close contacts are not required to quarantine; however, they are asked to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. 

We know that it may be difficult to hear of a fourth positive COVID case in our school community. The health and safety of our students and staff is our priority and we continue to perform enhanced cleaning and proper hand hygiene protocols in schools. We have worked with AHS to build and continually review our practices. The daily health measures that we have in place at our school are effective in limiting the spread of COVID-19 and variants of concern. Although it is not possible for us to stop COVID-19 and the variants of concern from spreading in our schools, we are committed to working together to protect our school community, reduce exposure and limit the spread. 

We remind ALL parents/guardians of students, as well as any staff/visitors/volunteers to our school to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Please remember to complete the Alberta Daily Health Check each day prior to attending school. If your child has any symptoms of COVID-19 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 keep them home. For more information about positive COVID-19 cases in school please read COVID-19 in Schools (k-12) setting.   

Out of an abundance of caution, and as we continue our focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19, we have directed our custodial services team to conduct enhanced cleaning protocols before students and staff come back into the building. This additional cleaning will focus on areas where the individual was present along with high touch areas and surfaces throughout the school.    
  
Rest assured that we will continue to work closely with AHS and the Medical Officer of Health in the South Zone to ensure that we follow their ongoing recommendations. Please contact the school at wes.king-hunter@sd76.ab.ca or 403.527.3730 with your questions. We will continue to provide information to parents and guardians as it is available, thank you for your continued support.    




Medicine Hat, AB (May 1, 2021): 
There is an additional positive case of COVID-19 connected to River Heights School. Alberta Health Services has identified an additional case of COVID-19 at River Heights. There are currently three active cases that have been investigated by Alberta Health Services; River Heights School remains On Alert. As a result, AHS has directed some students and staff to quarantine for a specified time period; River Heights will remain open. We have conducted a thorough investigation, as a result all close contacts of the positive case have been identified and quarantined.  

We will support this individual and their family and wish them a safe and speedy recovery. We ask families and students to show compassion and kindness for those that have been impacted by a positive COVID-19 case. As always, we will work collectively to foster a safe, caring and welcoming school environment.    

We are confident, based on AHS guidance, that those who have not been directed to quarantine can attend school safely. Siblings and family members of close contacts are not required to quarantine; however, they are asked to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. 

We know that it may be difficult to hear of a third positive COVID case in our school community. The health and safety of our students and staff is our priority and we continue to perform enhanced cleaning and proper hand hygiene protocols in schools. We have worked with AHS to build and continually review our practices. The daily health measures that we have in place at our school are effective in limiting the spread of COVID-19 and variants of concern. Although it is not possible for us to stop COVID-19 and the variants of concern from spreading in our schools, we are committed to working together to protect our school community, reduce exposure and limit the spread. 

We remind ALL parents/guardians of students, as well as any staff/visitors/volunteers to our school to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Please remember to complete the Alberta Daily Health Check each day prior to attending school. If your child has any symptoms of COVID-19 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 keep them home. For more information about positive COVID-19 cases in school please read COVID-19 in Schools (k-12) setting.   

Out of an abundance of caution, and as we continue our focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19, we have directed our custodial services team to conduct enhanced cleaning protocols before students and staff come back into the building. This additional cleaning will focus on areas where the individual was present along with high touch areas and surfaces throughout the school.    
  
Rest assured that we will continue to work closely with AHS and the Medical Officer of Health in the South Zone to ensure that we follow their ongoing recommendations. For media inquiries please contact lee.krasilowez@sd76.ab.ca or 403.977.9086.



Medicine Hat, AB (April 
212021On Alert: One additional positive case of COVID-19 identified at River Heights School. Late this evening Alberta Health Services identified one additional case of COVID-19 at our school; with two cases our school remains On Alert.As a result, AHS has directed some  students and staff to quarantine for a specified time periodour school will remain open.We have conducted a thorough investigation and all close contacts of the positive case have been identified and are already in quarantine. 

  

We will support this individual and their family and wish them a safe and speedy recovery. We ask families and students to show compassion and kindness for those that have been impacted by a positive COVID-19 case. As always, we will work collectively to foster a safe, caring and welcoming school environment.   
 

It appears that the exposure was limited to a small group of students and staff and we are confident, based on AHS guidance, that staff and students who have not been directed to quarantine can attend school safely. Siblings and family members of close contacts are not required to quarantine; however, they are asked to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
 

We know that it may be difficult to hear of a positive COVID case in our school community. The health and safety of our students and staff is our priority and we continue to perform enhanced cleaning and proper hand hygiene protocols in schools. We have worked with AHS to build and continually review our practices. The daily health measures that we have in place at our school are effective in limiting the spread of COVID-19 and variants of concern. Although it is not possible for us to stop COVID-19 and the variants of concern from spreading in our schools, we are committed to working together to protect our school community, reduce exposure and limit the spread.
 

We remind ALL parents/guardians of students, as well as any staff/visitors/volunteers to our school to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Please remember to complete the Alberta Daily Health Check each day prior to attending school. If your child has any symptoms of COVID-19 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 keep them home. For more information about positive COVID-19 cases in school please read COVID-19 in Schools (k-12) setting.  
 

Out of an abundance of caution, and as we continue our focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19, we have directed our custodial services team to conduct enhanced cleaning protocols before students and staff come back into the building. This additional cleaning will focus on areas where the individual was present along with high touch areas and surfaces throughout the school.    
    
Rest assured that we will continue to work closely with AHS and the Medical Officer of Health in the South Zone to ensure that we follow their ongoing recommendations. For Media inquiries contact lee.krasilowez@sd76.ab.ca or call 403.977.9086. We will continue to provide information to parents/guardians as it is available, thank you for your continued support.    




Medicine Hat, AB (April 13, 2021) On Alert: Positive case of COVID-19 identified at River Heights. Alberta Health Services has identified a case of COVID-19 at our school which places us On Alert. As a result, AHS has directed some students and staff to quarantine for a specified time period; our school will remain open. All close contacts of the positive case have been identified and are already in quarantine. Due to the rapidly increasing number of variants spreading in Alberta, it is likely this case may be a UK Variant strain. However, there are increasing numbers of both Brazil and South African COVID strains as well in the province.

We will support this individual and their family and wish them a safe and speedy recovery. We ask families and students to show compassion and kindness for those that have been impacted by a positive COVID-19 case. As always, we will work collectively to foster a safe, caring and welcoming school environment.  

It appears that the exposure was limited to a small group of students and staff and we are confident, based on AHS guidance, that staff and students who have not been directed to quarantine can attend school safely. Siblings and family members of close contacts are not required to quarantine; however, they are asked to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

We know that it may be difficult to hear of a positive COVID case in our school community. The health and safety of our students and staff is our priority and we continue to perform enhanced cleaning and proper hand hygiene protocols in schools. We have worked with AHS to build and continually review our practices. The daily health measures that we have in place at our school are effective in limiting the spread of COVID-19 and variants of concern. Although it is not possible for us to stop COVID-19 and the variants of concern from spreading in our schools, we are committed to working together to protect our school community, reduce exposure and limit the spread.

We remind ALL parents/guardians of students, as well as any staff/visitors/volunteers to our school to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Please remember to complete the Alberta Daily Health Check each day prior to attending school. If your child has any symptoms of COVID-19 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 keep them home. For more information about positive COVID-19 cases in school please read COVID-19 in Schools (k-12) setting.  

Out of an abundance of caution, and as we continue our focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19, we have directed our custodial services team to conduct enhanced cleaning protocols before students and staff come back into the building. This additional cleaning will focus on areas where the individual was present along with high touch areas and surfaces throughout the school.  

Rest assured that we will continue to work closely with AHS and the Medical Officer of Health in the South Zone to ensure that we follow their ongoing recommendations.  For media inquiries contact Lee Krasilowez 403.977.9086. We will continue to provide information to parents/guardians as it is available, thank you for your continued support.   

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