Queen Elizabeth School in Saskatoon closed due to confirmed COVID-19 case
Personal protection equipment is seen on the teacher's desk in classroom in preparation for the new school year at the Willingdon Elementary School in Montreal, on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
SASKATOON -- After consulting with the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA), Saskatoon Public Schools closed Queen Elizabeth School temporarily as a result of a confirmed case of COVID-19.
"The SHA notified the school division about the positive case on Monday. Due to the contact tracing investigation, the school is facing staffing challenges for continuing in-class learning," the division said in a news release.
The school is expected to reopen Nov. 23. Students will move to remote learning during the closure, the division said.
"Public health officials will be directly contacting individuals who may have been in close contact with the diagnosed individual. Risk of exposure to anyone who was not in close contact is very low."