COVID-19 cases confirmed at one PWPSD school

Grande Prairie, AB – The following is the Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) daily summary report of COVID-19 cases in schools for Thursday, April 1, 2021. The affected school has sent letters to their families.

Out of respect for the individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, and in accordance with AHS guidelines, no further information will be shared about the cases. PWPSD and the affected school 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. Remote learning opportunities will be provided to isolating students. The affected school has been disinfected. AHS is expected to provide all close contacts with further direction on testing and isolation instructions.


Case report for Thursday, April 1, 2021:

  • Two additional cases at Sexsmith Secondary School.
    • One case was last in school on Monday, March 29. Close contacts will isolate until Tuesday, April 13.
    • One case is part of the group that is already isolating due to close contact with another case. There are no additional close contacts stemming from this case.
    • PWPSD has received notice that the school will be moved to ‘outbreak’ status on the Alberta Government COVID-19 School Status Map. An outbreak is reported when five or more cases are confirmed in an investigation, where the disease could have been acquired or transmitted in the school. An outbreak investigation is considered over when there have been no new confirmed cases in the school for 28 days.


Media Contact:

Angela Sears
Communications Officer
(780) 357-5224

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