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COVID-19 case reported at Morinville high school

Letter sent to parents Sept. 11
A letter from Morinville Community High School reads that an individual from the school has tested positive for COVID-19. FACEBOOK PHOTO

One person from Morinville Community High School has tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. 

A letter written by the high school principal Don Hinks was posted on the Support our Students Alberta (SOS) website on Sept. 11. The website, created by public education advocates, tracks cases of COVID-19 in K-12 schools in Alberta online.

"We are working closely with Alberta Health Services (AHS) to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students," the letter reads. 

The letter does not specify whether it was a student or staff member who tested positive.

AHS will be contacting parents and families of students, as well as any staff, visitors or volunteers who may have been in close contact with the person.

Parents are reminded to monitor their children for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 and complete a checklist every day before coming to school. If symptoms are present, parents should fill out the province's self-assessment test online, call Health Link at 811 and stay at home with thier child.

According to Alberta Health, two people have active cases of COVID-19 in Morinville as of Saturday. Ten people have recovered. 

More to come.



Brittany Gervais

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Brittany Gervais joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2020. She writes about city hall, business, general news and features.
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