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Calgary school moves online after four positive COVID-19 cases

Last Updated Oct 6, 2020 at 8:45 am MST

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – A Calgary Francophone school has moved entirely to online classes due to COVID-19 cases found in its halls.

Students at Ecole de la Rose Sauvage in the northwest will be working online after four positive cases of the virus were confirmed Monday.

The school has 260 students in Grades 7 to 12. In total, 96 of them and 15 staff members had to be sent into isolation after the cases were discovered.

The French-language public school decided to stop physical classes and send all of its students online, for now, saying they’ll resume some physical classes on Oct. 13, and others on the 15 depending on when people were potentially exposed to the virus.

It’s unclear now how many of those four positive cases are students and how many are affecting staff.

In a statement to 660 NEWS, Education Minister Adriana LaGrange said “we are aware of the situation at the school, and are working through next steps with the school division’s leadership.”

As of Tuesday morning, over 220 schools have reported COVID-19 cases since the school year began. Alberta Health reports 55 schools are experiencing outbreaks while 10 are on a COVID-19 watch.