Chinook School Division administration has been informed by officials from the Saskatchewan Health Authority that a positive COVID-19 case has been diagnosed in an individual at Maple Creek Composite School (MCCS). All classes at MCCS are currently participating in remote learning.
Communication has been shared with the school community and any individuals who may have been in close contact with the case have received letters or have been contacted by the SHA to provide direction.
To protect privacy, Chinook School Division is not able to share or discuss details.
News about the positive COVID-19 diagnosis was revealed by Chinook School division on Tuesday, April 20.
All Chinook schools follow enhanced cleaning protocols and include multiple protective provisions for students and staff. There is a philosophy of shared responsibility to decrease the risk of COVID-19 entering schools. School plans contain many important measures, processes and protocols which add layers of protection for students and staff.
Students and families are reminded to be diligent in performing the daily health screening, stay home if ill, call HealthLine 811 if exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, practice proper hand hygiene, maintain physical distancing as much as possible, wear a mask when appropriate, and do everything we can to keep each other safe. Classes at MCCS moved to remote learning on Wednesday, April 14 in what was described as a precautionary measure to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff.
In a letter to parents/ guardians, John Campbell, MCCS principal, said Public Health had informed the school of several cases of COVID-19.