Bashaw School has one case of COVID-19

Positive case announced Nov. 15

COVID-19 cases in Camrose County as of Nov. 15. (Image: alberta.ca geospatial map)

COVID-19 cases in Camrose County as of Nov. 15. (Image: alberta.ca geospatial map)

Bashaw School announced a confirmed case of COVID-19 at the school in a letter to families on Nov. 15.

In the letter, the school says they were made aware of the positive case that same day, and that an individual from the school had tested positive.

The school is on fall break until Wednesday, Nov. 18, and classes will resume as scheduled.

“We are following all of the health and safety protocols … our school will continue to be a safe environment for both students and staff,” states the letter, signed by principal Richard Cowan and assistant principal Candace Hodder.

Those who have been identified as close contacts of the person who tested positive, including parents/guardians of students and staff members, have been contacted by school administration and will be isolating at home until Nov. 24.

Only those who are considered close contacts have been contacted. All others are not considered to be at an increased risk for COVID-19.

As per privacy laws, no other information about the individual who tested positive will be released.

The school is reminding families to monitor their children for symptoms of COVID-19, and to complete the daily checklist prior to sending their child to school or getting on the school bus.

Those who have any symptoms from the checklist will need to fill out an online Alberta Health Services self-assessment or call Health Link at 811.

To view the checklist, visit brsd.ab.ca/corona-virus-information-2020.

“Thank you for your continued support and understanding. Our school family is strong and we will get through this situation together,” the letter concluded.

As of Sunday, Nov. 15, there were six active cases in Camrose County according to the alberta.ca geospatial map.

BashawCoronavirus

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

The roof at the Bashaw Arena may be redone sooner than first thought, as the town is hoping the project gets approval under the province's new municipal stimulus program.
File photo
farm
Researching cover crop cocktails

A two-year trial is looking at the impact of multispecies annual cocktail blends in the Peace Country

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, said growing COVID-19 case numbers continue to be a concern in the province. (Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Alberta announces 1,077 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

There are currently 14,052 active cases in the province

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, said the 500 deaths from COVID-19 in the province are a tragic milestone. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Alberta hits ‘tragic milestone’ with more COVID-19 deaths

Province up to 500 COVID-19 deaths, adds 1,265 cases

Kyle Charles poses for a photo in Edmonton on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Marvel Entertainment, the biggest comic book publisher in the world, hired the 34-year-old First Nations illustrator as one of the artists involved in Marvel Voice: Indigenous Voices #1 in August. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
VIDEO: Indigenous illustrator of new Marvel comic hopes Aboriginal women feel inspired

Kyle Charles says Indigenous women around the world have reached out

A person enters a building as snow falls in Ottawa, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. Ottawa has been successful in limiting the spread of COVID-19 during its second wave thanks to the city’s residents who have been wearing masks and staying home, said Ottawa’s medical officer of health Dr. Vera Etches. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
People to thank for Ottawa’s success with curbing COVID-19: health officer

The city’s chief medical officer said much of the credit goes to the people who live in Ottawa

Alexandre Bissonnette, who pleaded guilty to a mass shooting at a Quebec City mosque, arrives at the courthouse in Quebec City on February 21, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mathieu Belanger - POOL
Court strikes down consecutive life sentences; mosque shooter has prison term cut

The decision was appealed by both the defence and the Crown

Gold medallists in the ice dance, free dance figure skating Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, of Canada, pose during their medals ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Charlie Riedel
Olympic champions Virtue, Moir and Tewksbury among 114 Order of Canada inductees

Moir and Virtue catapulted to national stardom with their gold-medal performances at the Winter Olympics in 2018

Shoppers line up in front of a shop on Montreal’s Saint-Catherine Street in search of Black Friday deals in Montreal, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Black Friday shopping in a pandemic: COVID-19 closes some stores, sales move online

Eric Morris, head of retail at Google Canada, says e-commerce in Canada has doubled during the pandemic.

The Red Deer Games Foundation has made changes to its grant program as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo supplied)
Red Deer Games Foundation adjusts grant program due to COVID-19 pandemic

The foundation postponed the spring 2020 grant program due to the COVID-19 pandemic

skip2
Rimbey Christian School students experience the joy of giving

Grades three and four students raised $2,000 for Somalian children

File Photo
Sylvan Lake Town Council asks for a mask bylaw to be brought forward for consideration

The bylaw would require face coverings in all indoor Town-owned and operated facilities

Most Read