COVID-19 Update - Peace River High School

COVID-19 Update - Peace River High School

Access the December 2, 2020 letter (as pasted below) from Alberta Health Services here

RE: Notice of COVID-19 to Staff, Students and Visitors in Peace River High School

Two or more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at Peace River High School (10001 – 91

Avenue Peace River, AB T8S 1Z5). As a result, the Medical Officer of Health has declared a COVID-19

outbreak in Peace River High School. Public Health staff are investigating to determine who may have

been exposed at your school to cases of COVID-19 during their infectious period. The virus is passed

from person to person by large, respiratory droplets, like from a cough or sneeze. This means that a

person would need to have direct contact with droplets from a sick person or surfaces that they have

recently touched. The risk of the general population in the school becoming infected because of these

cases is low.

If staff or students have been identified as a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case, Public Health

will contact them directly for follow-up.

If staff or students have not been identified as a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case

but develop symptoms as listed on the daily screening tool, please self-isolate at home and

complete the AHS COVID-19 online assessment tool or call Health Link at 811 as soon as

possible to arrange for COVID-19 testing.

If you or your child require medical attention, please call ahead to your health care provider or

call Health Link at 811 to help guide you to the right care provider and make appropriate

arrangements to care for yourself or your child safely.

If this is an emergency and you or your child require urgent attention, call 911 and tell them that

you or your child may have been in contact with COVID-19 so that they can make appropriate

arrangements to care for you or your child safely.

To help minimize spread of any respiratory virus we always recommend the following:

  • Make sure everyone in your household washes their hands with soap and water often. If soap

and water are not available, you can use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if hands are not visibly


  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
  • Use a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw it in a garbage bin lined with a plastic bag.

Wash your hands immediately after that. If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your


  • Stay home if you’re sick. If your kids are sick, keep them home from school.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are used often and shared by everyone in your home such as

door knobs, light switches and bathroom taps.

  • Practice physical distancing outside the home (at least 2 metres) and wear a mask in public

spaces if social distancing is not possible.

  • Ensure your child’s immunizations are up to date, including their annual influenza immunization.

For further information regarding COVID-19, please visit: the AHS website for COVID-19 or call Health Link at

811 if there are any questions. Thank you.


Original Signed

Dr. Kristin Klein, BSc, MD, FRCPC

Medical Officer of Health, North Zone