Someone at Lumsden High School has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Prairie Valley School Division.
It is unknown whether that person is a student or staff member, however the division tells Global News in an e-mail that the school was alerted by public health on Sunday about the positive results.
“The division continues to work closely with public health and is following the direction of officials,” Prairie Valley School Division communications manager Alana Johnson said in the e-mail.
Classes went ahead on Monday as normal, after cleaning protocols were followed in all the school’s buildings.
“All school plans follow the direction set by public health officials and outline in detail what steps schools will take to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to respond to a positive case within the school,” Johnson said.
“We are confident in our school reopen plans and in the safety precautions taken in our buildings.”
Public health is managing the contract tracing and contacting those affected.
Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:
Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.
To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out. In situations where you can’t keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend the use of a non-medical face mask or covering to prevent spreading the respiratory droplets that can carry the virus. In some provinces and municipalities across the country, masks or face coverings are now mandatory in indoor public spaces.
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