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Two or more cases confirmed at St. Paul Regional High School

St. Paul's largest high school has at least two active cases of COVID-19 connected to the school.
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ST. PAUL - Alberta Health Services confirmed two or more cases of active COVID-19 have been associated with St. Paul Regional High School.

A letter dated for Saturday, May 8, states "The Medical Officer of Health has requested Alberta Health Services (AHS) Public Health staff initiate an investigation" at the school.

The investigation will determine who may have been exposed at the school "to cases of COVID-19 during their infectious period."

If staff or students have been identified as a close contact of a confirmed case of the virus, they will be notified by phone, email or mail by either AHS of the school, as per routing communication processes, reads the letter. If staff or students have not been identified as a close contact, but they develop symptoms, they should isolate at home and arrange for testing.

Students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 have started a two-week period of at-home learning, as mandated by the Government of Alberta. At-home learning began on May 7 and students are expected to return to in-class learning on May 25, after the Victoria Day long weekend. 

The move to at-home learning is part of the province's response to an increase in COVID-19 cases across the province. The enhanced measures also effect personal services, restaurants, outdoor and indoor gatherings, religious services, and retail capacity, among other measures.