Cornerstone provides an update on COVID-19 cases at ECS

The South East Cornerstone Public School Division has provided an update on the COVID-19 situation at the Estevan Comprehensive School.

In a message sent to parents Tuesday evening, director of education Lynn Little said cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in individuals at the school.

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“We are working closely with public health staff to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students,” the letter states.

A case of COVID-19 was reported at the school in late March – the first reported case at the school this year.

Public Health or school staff have been and will be contacting parents or guardians of students and any staff, visitors or volunteers who may have been in close contact with the cases to provide direction.

“If you do not hear from them, your child has not been exposed because of the measures that are in place,” the school division said.

“We remind everyone to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Refer to the Daily Self-Assessment Checklist. If you/your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home.

“If medical attention is required, please call ahead to your health care provider. If it is an emergency requiring urgent attention, call 911.”

Little said Cornerstone will continue to provide additional information to parents/guardians as it is available.

ECS and schools throughout the province are currently on the Easter break. South East Cornerstone and the Holy Family Roman Catholic Separate School Division announced last week that all of their schools would switch to virtual learning for the first two weeks after the Easter break.

In-person learning is expected to resume on April 26.  

For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, and/or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19.

 

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