OKOTOKS (660 NEWS) – École Secondaire Foothills Composite High School in Okotoks is now dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak after two cases were discovered.
AHS officials are in the process of contacting parents/guardians of students, as well as any staff, visitors or volunteers who have been identified as having been in close contact with the individuals.
Students who are required to isolate will be supported to learn at home.
A statement on the school’s website from the Foothills School Division says:
“Out of respect to privacy and in accordance with AHS guidelines, we cannot disclose personal details. However, we are able to share that we learned of these possible positive COVID-19 cases at 4 pm on September 16, 2020 and received confirmation from Alberta Health Services at 7:20 pm. We understand that the individuals were last in the school on September 11, 2020.”
“Our school remains open to in-person learning, and we are working closely with Alberta Health Services to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students and staff. We continue our focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19 and have directed our custodial services team to conduct enhanced cleaning protocols of the school. This additional cleaning will focus on areas where the individuals were present along with our continuous attention to high touch areas and surfaces throughout the facility.”
“We remind families to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 using the Alberta Health Daily Checklist. Please remember to complete the checklist each day prior to attending school. If you or a member of your family has any of the symptoms of illness listed, please fill out the online Alberta Health Services COVID-19 self-assessment or call Health Link at 811.”
“The health and safety of our students, staff, and community is paramount. We know this news can be distressing and supports are available. You are encouraged to visit our Parent Learning Link and Student Learning Link.”