AHS investigating case of COVID-19 at Whispering Ridge Community School

Grande Prairie, AB – On Monday night, October 26, 2020, Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) was advised of a case of COVID-19 at Whispering Ridge Community School (WRCS). School administration communicated the information to families and staff on Monday night. 

Out of respect for the individual, and in accordance with AHS guidelines, no further information will be shared about this case. PWPSD and WRCS wish the individual a safe and speedy recovery, and will continue to work closely with AHS to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students and staff.

School remains open for in-person learning

Whispering Ridge Community School has provided the following operational information:

  • The plans set in place to create zones and cohorts at WRCS have worked as planned, and helped in the successful completion of contact tracing with AHS.

  • School administration communicated the news to all families and staff on Monday night, and advised identified close contacts to remain at home. AHS will provide all close contacts with further direction on testing and isolation instructions.

  • School is continuing as usual for all students who have not been identified by AHS as a close contact.

  • Remote learning opportunities will be provided to isolating students.

  • The school was disinfected on Monday night, in preparation for the return to school today, Tuesday.