COVID-19 detected at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic School

A positive COVID-19 case was detected in a person at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic School, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools says.

The division was notified of the test on Friday.

“We are working with Public Health to inform parents and caregivers, and the (Saskatchewan Health Authority) is conducting contact tracing. Risk of exposure for anyone not considered a close contact remains low. Classes will continue as scheduled,” the division said in a news release.

“With the increase in positive cases in Saskatoon in recent days, it is important we all remain vigilant to follow health measures in place to decrease the risk of COVID-19 entering schools.

“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.”

The province reported 40 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

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