The Government of Alberta is reporting that there is an outbreak, which is classified as two to four active cases, at Wetaskiwin Composite High School. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

The Government of Alberta is reporting that there is an outbreak, which is classified as two to four active cases, at Wetaskiwin Composite High School. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

COVID-19 cases up in the City and County of Wetaskiwin

Alberta confirmed 644 new cases Monday Nov. 9, 2020.

The City of Wetaskiwin and County of Wetaskiwin’s COVID-19 cases are on the rise.

Monday Nov. 9, 2020 the province confirmed 644 new cases and seven additional virus-deaths including one in the central zone. Alberta now has nearly 8,000 active COVID-19 cases.

The County of Wetaskiwin and City of Wetaskiwin, which are separated on the Government of Alberta’s aggregate data map, are reporting multiple new cases.

The County of Wetaskiwin now has a total of eight active cases and the City of Wetaskiwin has hit 26 active cases.

According to Government of Alberta data the City of Wetaskiwin also has a K-12 school outbreak, which is classified as two to four active cases, at Wetaskiwin Composite High School.

Buck Mountain Central School, a WRPS school, currently has students within the grade 8 and grade 9 cohorts that have been quarantined since Sunday Nov.1, 2020 due after being notified of three positive cases of COVID-19 within those cohorts.

“We remind families to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 using the Alberta Health Daily Checklist. Please remember to verbally complete the checklist each day prior to attending school. If you or a member of your family has any of the symptoms of illness listed, please fill out the online Alberta Health Services COVID-19 self-assessment or call Health Link at 811 and stay home,” said Buck Mountain Central School Principal Jon Meyers in a COVID-19 update posted on BMCS’ website Nov.6, 2020.

“We continue our focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19 with our strict adherence to health protocols including cohorting of students, hand hygiene, masking, and social distancing measures. We are confident that with everyone following these protocols, we can continue to keep BMC safe for our students.”

The mandatory face coverings bylaw continues to be in effect in the City of Wetaskiwin at this time and will continue to be active until 30 days after the reported number of local COVID-19 cases falls below the 15 active cases threshold.

It is a $50 fine for failing to wear a face coving where required.

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