February 8, 2021
We have been notified by Alberta Health Services (AHS) that two additional cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in individuals from Ernest Morrow School. These are the seventh and eighth (7th & 8th) individual cases since January 27, 2021.
If you did not receive a Student Close Contact Notification email from me today – your child is not impacted by this individual case.
Our school remains open to in-person learning for all students, and we are working closely with AHS to ensure necessary measures continue to be in place to protect all staff and students. This includes the cleaning and disinfecting of all items touched by the individual, and the removal and storage of all items that cannot be cleaned and disinfected (paper, books, etc.) in a sealed container for a minimum of 72 hours.
The school has already contacted each family or staff member affected by the positive case, and AHS will be following up only with those individuals. If you were not contacted, your child(ren) are not affected by the positive case.
If you are planning on getting your child a COVID-19 test, please use the following contact tracing code that has been assigned to Ernest Morrow: E1# 2021-949
All students directed to quarantine by AHS will be supported in maintaining course work during the designated period through Google Classroom. They will not join Hub online learning.
We remind parents/guardians of students, as well as any staff/visitors/volunteers to monitor 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 prior to attending school.
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.
We will continue to provide additional information to parents / guardians as it is available.
Ernest Morrow School
t | 403-777-7800
February 3, 2021
School “Outbreak” Notification
Good afternoon parents/guardians,
Our school has been marked by the Alberta government as being on “Outbreak” status on the COVID-19 School Status Map.
If a school on alert experiences five or more cases, the government will identify it as an “Outbreak” on the map, and the municipality that school is located in will turn purple.
Our school will be removed from the ‘Outbreak’ status when the outbreak is declared over. The standard time frame is 28 days with no new cases from the date the outbreak was declared. A notification will come from the Zone Medical Officer of Health.
Our school continues to follow all direction from Alberta Health Services.
Ernest Morrow School