Tracking every case of COVID-19 in Saskatoon area schools
Joshua Lee, right, disinfects tables at Queen's Hill Primary School in Costessey near Norwich, England, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020.(Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
SASKATOON -- As students across the country headed back to class, Canada's chief medical health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, said parents should expect to see cases of the virus in schools.
This has proved true in the Saskatoon area. Confirmed cases of the illness began emerging by the second week of classes after school resumed on Sept. 8 with many COVID-19 precautions in place.
Here is an interactive map of cases in and around Saskatoon.
These are the cases of COVID-19 reported in Saskatoon area schools to date:
Oct. 28: One case of COVID-19 is disagnosed at both École St. Peter School and Willowgrove School.
Oct. 27: Two cases of COVID-19 are diagnosed at St. Volodymyr School.
Oct. 26: Prairie Spirit Schools said a positive case was discovered at Lake Vista Public School in Martensville.
Oct. 25: Saskatoon Public Schools said two positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at Tommy Douglas Collegiate since Oct. 18. SHA declares outbreak there. Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools says a case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at St. Nicholas Catholic School.
Oct. 24: Saskatoon Public Schools said two people tested positive for COVID-19 at Marion M. Graham Collegiate and that the SHA will be declaring an outbreak there as a result. One person also tested positive at Centennial Collegiate, the school board said.
Oct. 22: A person at E.D. Feehan Catholic High School tests positive for COVID-19.
Oct. 21: GSCS says a COVID-19 case was confirmed at St. Joseph High School.
Oct.19: Bedford Road Collegiate confirms a case of COVID-19 in a person at the school.
Oct. 9: SPS says it was notified by the SHA that one individual tested positive for COVID-19 at Holliston School. Also, a person at Caroline Robins School tested postive for COVID-19, according to a note to parents from the school’s principal.
Oct. 17: A case of COVID-19 is diagnosed in a person at Caroline Robins School.
Oct. 15: A case of COVID-19 is confirmed at at Bishop Murray High School.
Oct. 14. A spokesperson for SPS says Evan Hardy Collegiate was contacted by the SHA and notified of an individual who tested positive.
Oct. 13: GSCS temporarily closes Father Vachon School and moves to online learning after someone there tested positive for COVID-19.
Oct. 6: A person at Holy Cross High School was in attendance while they were communicable during the week ending Sept. 25, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools says.
Oct. 3: The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) declares an outbreak at Holy Cross High School. GSCS issued a statement Friday night, saying it was informed by the SHA of a fourth positive COVID-19 case at Holy Cross.
Oct. 2: Saskatoon Public Schools (SPS) confirms that one person has tested positive for COVID-19 at Walter Murray Collegiate.
Sept. 26: In a release, GSCS says it was contacted by the SHA about a positive COVID-19 case at Holy Cross High School. This is the second positive case that has been reported at that school since it opened on Sept. 8.
Sept. 21: Saskatoon Public Schools (SPS) says it was contacted by the Saskatchewan Health Authority about two positive cases of COVID-19. - one at Colette Bourgonje School, the other at James L. Alexander School. A case of COVID-19 is also identified at Valley Manor Elementary School in Martensville, which is part of the Prairie Spirit School Division.
Sept. 16: Cases are found at two more GSCS schools, St. Mark School and Bethlehem Catholic High School.
Sept. 14: GSCS alerts parents about positive cases at two schools, École St. Peter School and St. Joseph High School.
Sept. 13: In a letter to parents, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools (GSCS) reports that a case of COVID-19 has been discovered at Holy Cross High School.
--With files from the Canadian Press