54 Alberta schools declare COVID-19 outbreak, 702 schools are on alert: Alberta Health – CBC

Parents concerned tracking of classroom transmission came too late

Oct 06, 2021

More than 50 Alberta schools are contending with active COVID-19 outbreaks, while more than 700 other schools are on alert for clusters of infection.

A new Alberta Health outbreak list, posted online Wednesday afternoon, details the impact of the pandemic’s fourth wave in classrooms, as the province resumes public reporting of school outbreaks.

“It’s a great decision but I think it’s too late,” said Lori Hill, an Edmonton mother and a teacher with Edmonton Public Schools.

“There’s so many families that have already had kids get sick and family members get sick from the cases that we’ve seen in the schools.”

According to the list, 54 schools have declared outbreaks, meaning 10 cases or more have been identified. The schools impacted stretch from Medicine Hat to Fort McMurray.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-school-covid-outbreaks-1.6202284

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