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 Sidney Street School in Maple Creek. A positive case has also been diagnosed in an individual at Eastend School.
In addition, individual COVID cases have been identified at Shaunavon High School, Frontier School and Swift Current Comprehensive High School. In each case, 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.
As a precautionary measure, in addition to supporting the efforts of Public Health, students in the affected class at Sidney Street School and at the other schools will move to Remote Learning.
To protect privacy, the Chinook School Division is not able to share or discuss details.
All Chinook schools follow enhanced cleaning protocols and include multiple protective provisions for students and staff. They have a 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 possibel to keep one another safe.
• Chinook School Division administration has announced that it has also been told by the SHA that a positive COVID-19 case had been diagnosed in an individual at Eastend School.
In addition, individual COVID cases have been identified at Shaunavon High School, Frontier School and Swift Current Comprehensive High School.
In each case, precautions were taken, mirroring those at Sidney Street School.