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COVID-19 exposures in Cochrane schools

Fireside School's outbreak continues with new warning issued Nov. 29
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Fireside School in Cochrane on Friday (April 16). (Photo by Jack Carter/The Cochrane Eagle)

A COVID-19 outbreak of 10-plus cases is ongoing at Fireside School in Cochrane, according to the province's school status report. 

The school released an exposure warning most recently on Nov. 29 stating the exposure may have happened sometime between Nov. 23-25. 

In-class learning will continue unless students are otherwise notified by Alberta Health Services, the letter to parents reads. 

"Our thoughts are with the individual(s) who have COVID-19," it continues. "We wish them a quick recovery and look forward to their return to school when they are well and able to return." 

Cochrane Christian Academy, Elizabeth Barrett Elementary School and École Manachaban Middle School are also listed under alert as of Thursday, Dec. 2, meaning between two and four cases have been identified in the past 14 days. 

A school is removed from the alert list when there have been fewer than two confirmed cases in the past 14 days who were in school while infectious, the government's website reads. 

 

 



Caitlin Clow

About the Author: Caitlin Clow

Caitlin is the editor of the Okotoks Western Wheel and Cochrane Eagle. She graduated from Mount Royal's Journalism program in 2015 and has worked for The Canadian Press, The Globe and Mail, Postmedia and Black Press.
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