Important: COVID Alert for Dr. Morris Gibson School
To our Dr. Morris Gibson School community,
A case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in an individual who was within Dr. Morris Gibson School. As always, our thoughts remain with these individuals and their families. We wish them a safe and speedy recovery.
Out of respect to privacy and in accordance with AHS guidelines, we cannot disclose personal health information of any individual. However, we are able to share that we learned of this positive COVID-19 case the morning of April 25, 2021. We understand that the individual was last in the school on Monday April 19, 2021.
Public Health, supported by Foothills School Division, has informed all individuals identified as being a close contact with these cases. The health and safety of our students, staff, and community is paramount. We know this news can be distressing and support is available, you are encouraged to visit our Parent Learning Link, Student Learning Link, or review the resources available to support your family from the Calgary Rural Primary Care Network.
In past cases, we would notify a school community when a COVID-19 Variant of Concern (VOC) was identified within a school. With the rise of the B.1.1.7 (UK) VOC across the province, Alberta Health Services has informed us that this notification will no longer be provided. All other variants will continue to be shared.
We remind families to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 using the Alberta Health Daily Checklist. 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.
Please rest assured that we will continue to work closely with Alberta Health Services and the Medical Officer of Health in the Calgary Zone to ensure that we follow their ongoing recommendations. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your school principal or myself with any questions you may have. Thank you for your continued support.
Chris Fuzessy, Superintendent of Schools
Bobbi Hunter, Dr. Morris Gibson School Principal