UPDATE: Mother Teresa School placed under COVID-19 alert
GPCSD Head Office in Grande Prairie. (Michael Lumsden, mygrandeprairienow.com)
Mother Teresa School has been placed under a COVID-19 alert after between two and four cases of the virus were confirmed in the facility.
In a letter sent home to families of students on March 10th, Alberta Health Services officials say they will be continuing to determine if any others came into contact with the confirmed cases while they were infectious.
In all, 14 other Grande Prairie area schools are under either COVID-19 alert or have an outbreak. Included in the outbreak category, which means more than five confirmed cases at one time, are Aspen Grove School, École Nouvelle Frontière, Swanavon School, St. John Paul II Catholic School, St Catherine Catholic School, Grande Prairie Composite High School, Charles Spencer High School,
École Montrose School, Alexander Forbes School, and Riverstone Public School.
Also included in the COVID-19 alert designation are Harry Balfour School, École St. Gérard Catholic School, and Grande Prairie Christian School.
A case of COVID-19 was also confirmed at Peace Wapiti Academy. The single case, according to officials with the Peace Wapiti Public School Division, was identified in an individual who last attended the school on Wednesday, March 3rd.