PWPSD’s process for announcing confirmed COVID-19 cases

Grande Prairie, AB Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) would like to inform members of its school communities that there is an established process in place to provide information to the general public whenever a confirmed case of COVID-19 is identified in a school.

While community members may hear through personal conversations that a student or staff member associated with a particular school has tested positive for COVID-19, rest assured that PWPSD is committed to releasing information whenever a positive case has been determined by AHS to have attended a PWPSD school while infectious, using the following communication plan:

  1. Parents/guardians and school staff who are close contacts of the case are notified via an email and attached letter, sent by the school.

  2. Parents/guardians and school staff who are not close contacts of the case are notified via a second email and attached letter, sent by the school.

  3. The following day, PWPSD publicly releases the information to local media, and publishes it on the PWPSD website and the affected school website, and announces it on PWPSD’s social media channels – Facebook and Twitter, @pwpsd. The affected school is then notified to share the post on the school’s Facebook page.

Whenever there is a positive case associated with a PWPSD school, out of respect for the individual and in accordance with AHS guidelines, no further information or identifying details will be shared about the individual.

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