On Monday, Feb. 22, Island Health listed Glacier View Secondary on 241 Beacher Drive in Courtenay as having a COVID-19 exposure Feb. 17 and 18. Black Press file photo

Clearview schools has identified one positive COVID-19 case, impacting students and staff at Donalda School

‘If you had not been contacted by 1 p.m. Friday, March 12th, your child has not had close contact with this individual’

An individual in the Clearview school district has tested positive for COVID-19, impacting students and staff at Donalda School.

This individual was present in the school March 9th and may have been contagious.

Please note that our division will follow the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy, and information regarding specific individuals will not be made public.

“In collaboration with Alberta Health Services, we will be contacting only those parents/guardians of students and staff who have been in close contact with the individual who tested positive for COVID-19. A school administrator will be phoning you and following up with a formal letter. If you had not been contacted by 1 p.m. Friday, March 12th, your child has not had close contact with this individual.

As part of our advanced planning, we were prepared to respond to this situation.

Our school continues to remain open as per expected and we are working closely with Alberta Health Services to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students and staff. This includes cleaning and disinfecting all items touched by the individual and removing items that cannot be cleaned or disinfected, such as paper, books, etc. Our maintenance/custodial team have already enacted all cleaning protocols as directed by Alberta Environmental Public Health.

We remind all parents/guardians to continue to closely monitor your children for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. The Alberta Health daily checklist can be found here. Please remember to complete the checklist each day, whether children are attending school and/or getting on the school bus or not. 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.

While this is a challenging time, we continue to trust that we can lean on one another for support and companionship. We are in this together and will be sending updates to families as information becomes available.

If you have any immediate questions, please also see Clearview’s on-line information for parents at https://www.clearview.ab.ca/COVID-19Parents.php or you may contact your school.

-Submitted

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