April 30, 2021
On April 30, 2021, the school used a PreAlert message to notify our community of a positive case of COVID-19 that had been reported by a family or staff member. At that time, the school did not have official confirmation from Alberta Health Services (AHS). The purpose of this message is to inform you that AHS has now confirmed this case. This letter is not a notification of a new case.
The school had already contacted each family or staff member affected by the positive case and now, AHS will follow up. If you were not identified as a close contact, then your child(ren) were not affected by the positive case. The quarantine dates provided to close contacts in the pre-alert have been confirmed by AHS.
We remind parents/guardians of students to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Please remember to complete the Alberta daily checklist each day prior to attending school. Daily checklist
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.
Earlier this week, our school was assigned a school-specific EI alert number to assist with case tracking. Please have this number available when booking testing, should you need to do so: EI#: 2021-EI-5127.
We will continue to provide additional information to parents/guardians as it is available.
Escuela Eugene Coste
t | 403-777-8511
COVID-19, E# 2021-EI-5127
Two or more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at Eugene Coste School and as a result, the Medical Officer of Health has declared an Alert. If you choose to book an online Covid 19 test, please use this school-specific EI alert number for tracking.
Alberta Health Services
April 25, 2021
Dear Parents/Guardians of students of Eugene Coste School
RE: Notice of COVID-19 to Staff, Students and Visitors in a School Setting
Two or more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at Eugene Coste School. The Medical Officer of Health has
requested Alberta Health Services (AHS) Public Health staff initiate an investigation. This investigation will determine who may have been exposed at your school to cases of COVID-19 during their infectious period.
The virus is passed from person to person through tiny droplets of liquid, spread by coughing, sneezing, talking, laughing and singing. This means that a person would need to have direct contact with droplets from a sick person or contaminated surfaces to be exposed to the virus. The risk of the general population in the school becoming infected because of these cases is low.
If staff or students have been identified as a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case, they will be notified via phone, email, or mail by either AHS or the school as per routine communication processes.
- If staff or students have not been identified as a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case but develop
symptoms as listed on the COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist please isolate at home and complete the
AHS COVID-19 Self-Assessment tool or call Health Link at 811 as soon as possible to arrange for COVID-19
- If you or your child require medical attention, please call ahead to your health care provider or call Health Link at
811 to help guide you to the right care provider and make appropriate arrangements to care for yourself or your
- If you or your child require urgent attention, call 911 and tell them that you or your child may have been in contact
with COVID-19 so that they can make appropriate arrangements to care for you or your child safely.
To help minimize the spread of any respiratory virus we always recommend the following:
- Make sure everyone in your household washes their hands with soap and water often. If soap and water are not
available, you can use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if your hands are not visibly dirty.
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
- Use a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw it in a garbage bin lined with a plastic bag. Wash your hands
immediately after that. If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve.
-Stay home if you’re sick. If your kids are sick, keep them home from school.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces that are touched often and shared by everyone in your homes such as doorknobs,
light switches and bathroom taps.
-Practice physical distancing outside the home (at least 2 metres) and wear a mask in public spaces if physical
distancing is not possible.
- Ensure your child’s immunizations are up to date, including their annual influenza immunization.
For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Link at 811, and/or visit the Alberta Health Services
website for COVID-19.
Communicable Disease Control
Office of the Medical Officers of Health, Alberta Health Services