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.