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Tuesday , 2 March 2021

Assumption School closed for in-person classes until next week due to outbreak

Assumption School is closed to in-person classes until February 24 after positive COVID cases.

On Monday, the school was open for parents to pick up the needed technology for at-home learning which is scheduled until next Wednesday.

The junior high and high school is listed on Alberta Health’s school status map online as having an outbreak, which means there are between 5-9 active cases linked to the school.

Assumption School was thoroughly sanitized on Thursday, February 11, school officials said, and sat empty from Friday to Sunday over the weekend.

In-person classes are set to resume on Thursday, February 25.

The province’s latest COVID numbers, updated on Feb. 13, says there are 27 active cases in the City of Cold Lake.

Also listed under “alert” status, is Light of Christ Catholic School and J.A. Williams High School in Lac La Biche, which have between 2-4 cases.

E.H. Walter School in Paradise Valley, 70 kilometres southeast of Vermilion, is also listed under alert status.

Ashmont School reported on Monday that a student tested positive as well.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.