Creighton Community School reports first positive COVID-19 case: school division

School officials have confirmed that a person at Creighton Community School has tested positive for COVID-19.

A statement was released to parents by the Creighton School Division Jan. 18 confirming the case, adding that a public health investigation was underway with the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

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"Creighton School Division has been informed that there is one individual who has been confirmed to be COVID-19 positive at the school. We are working with Saskatchewan Health Authority through Public Health, to facilitate the contact investigation related to the school setting," reads the letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Reminder.

After contact tracing has been completed, all people deemed to be close contacts of the case will be contacted directly and will be provided with health adivce. In the meantime, a class close to the affected person has been told to isolate until the investigation is finished and the area of the school where the case was found will be deep cleaned and disinfected before reopening for class.

It is unknown if the case has been found in a student, teacher or other staff member.

"At this point, there is no evidence of COVID-19 transmission within the school setting," reads the letter to parents.

Any Saskatchewan residents with possible COVID-19 symptoms are instructed to call the provincial HealthLine at 811 and self-isolate at home. Parents planning to keep their children at home are asked to notify the school of their plans.

The school is the second school in the Flin Flon/Creighton area to have recently announced a case of COVID-19. Two cases of the disease were found in one cohort at Ecole McIsaac School in Flin Flon last week. Public health investigations into those cases are also continuing.

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