EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – Parents are getting a heads up from Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health that the province is changing the way it notifies them of possible COVID-19 contact in schools.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw tweeted ahead of her 3:30 p.m. news conference says Alberta Health Services will begin testing a new way of notifying parents of their children coming into contact with a case of COVID-19.
She says parents will be sent an email instead of receiving a phone call.
Starting today, AHS will begin trialing a new way of notifying parents of close contacts in schools by notifying them by email instead of by phone. This will allow us to provide immediate notice & give detailed written instructions to parents on next steps. #COVID19AB (1/4)
— Dr. Deena Hinshaw (@CMOH_Alberta) October 8, 2020
Parents will get immediate notice and AHS can share detailed written instructions on the steps they need to take.
AHS also updated information on what to do if your child feels unwell or has been notified of close contact with someone who has tested positive.