Two COVID-19 cases confirmed at Whispering Ridge Community School

Grande Prairie, AB Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) has been advised of two new cases of COVID-19 at Whispering Ridge Community School (WRCS). The individuals last attended the school on Monday, February 8. School administration communicated the information to families and staff this afternoon after learning about the positive test result.

Out of respect for the individuals, and in accordance with AHS guidelines, no further information will be shared about the cases. PWPSD and WRCS wish the individuals 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, close contacts advised to isolate

On Friday, February 12, school administration provided the following information to all families and staff members:

  • 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.

  • The identified close contacts must isolate at home until Tuesday, February 23.

  • Remote learning opportunities will be provided to isolating students.

  • AHS is expected to provide all close contacts with further direction on testing and isolation instructions.

  • Students and staff not identified as close contacts do not need to isolate and can return to school on Tuesday, February 16 following the Family Day holiday.

  • The school has been disinfected.


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