Growing number of Alberta students home sick as flu, COVID-19 and RSV cases trend upwards – CBC

Calgary Board of Education says about 12% of students were home sick this week

Nov 11, 2022

The number of students staying home from school in Calgary continues to grow, as cases of respiratory viruses like influenza, RSV and COVID-19 trend upwards across the city and in nearby communities.

In an emailed statement, the Calgary Board of Education said about 12 per cent — or about 15,000 — students stayed home sick this week, rising from 8.8 per cent last week and about four per cent in October.

The Calgary Catholic School District says they’re seeing more than 10 per cent of students absent at about two dozen of their 117 schools.

It’s not very surprising to Medeana Moussa, executive director of Support Our Students Alberta, who says she has two of her four children home sick this week.

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