PRSD School Plan Summary
Peace River School Division
2022-2023 School Year (Last Updated August 29, 2022)
The Peace River School Division (PRSD) is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our students, and we thank our students, parents, staff and school communities for their patience and support as we start the new school year. Continuing learning will require everyone in the PRSD to continue to be nimble in contributing to the safety and success of our school communities.
The Peace River School Division (PRSD) encourages staff and students to stay home if they are sick. Currently alberta.ca recommends the following:
- COVID-19 symptoms are similar to influenza and other respiratory illnesses and can range from mild to severe. Even people with mild symptoms can spread COVID-19 to others.
- It is recommended to isolate if you test positive or have symptoms not related to a pre-existing condition.
Practice good hygiene
- In addition to getting vaccinated and staying home when sick, practicing good hygiene habits can protect you and those around you from spreading COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses:
- stay home if you are feeling sick
- wash or sanitize your hands often
- cover your coughs and sneezes
- avoid touching your face
It is recommended to isolate if you test positive or have symptoms not related to a pre-existing condition.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you should follow the isolation recommendations below:
- You should stay home and isolate for at least 5 days from when you first started having symptoms of COVID-19 or had your positive test (if you never had symptoms). You should keep isolating until your symptoms have improved and you have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
- You are the best person to decide if your symptoms are improving. An improvement in symptoms means that you are feeling better than you did in the previous days and you have no new COVID-19 symptoms.
- Some symptoms may continue after you're no longer able to spread the virus to others. If you still have a cough, loss of sense of taste or smell, or fatigue that is not getting worse after 5 days of isolation, you do not need to keep staying home.
- To further reduce the chance of spreading COVID-19 to others, you are recommended to wear a mask while indoors and around other people. You should wear a mask for 10 days after your symptoms start.
If you test negative* on a COVID-19 test and continue to have symptoms, you should stay home and away from others until your symptoms have improved, you feel well enough to resume normal activities, and have been free of fever for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.
*See Rapid Testing at Home for what to do and isolation recommendations following a rapid test.
Your physician may recommend that you isolate longer if you are immunocompromised, you should follow their recommendations.
Learn more about identifying and advising your close contacts on how to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
- Masking will still be supported within all PRSD schools should an individual choose to wear one.
Information updated August 29, 2022 from the Government of Alberta Website