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LCSD confirms two separate COVID-19 cases in schools

UPDATE: The LCSD says in another statement that out of an abundance of caution, grade two classes at Ecole St. Thomas and Grade Seven classes at St. Mary’s Elementary School will move online from October 13th to October 16th.

Lloydminster Catholic School Division have confirmed one case of COVID-19 at both Ecole St. Thomas and St. Mary’s Elementary School.

Saskatchewan Health Authority officials informed the division of the cases on October 9th. Director of Education Nigel McCarthy says in a memo that the division is working with officials, who are contact tracing, to inform parents and caregivers over the weekend.

He reminds minimizing the risk of transmission is a shared responsibility.

“Students and families are reminded to be diligent in performing the daily health screening, stay home if you are ill, call HealthLine 811 if you are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, practice proper hand hygiene, maintain physical distancing as much as possible, wear a mask when appropriate, and do all we can to keep each other safe.”

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The division will not be sharing any more details in order to protect the privacy of the individuals.

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