More than 100 schools in the Edmonton area have COVID cases

Alberta recommended school divisions to implement a vaccine mandate for staff.

Nearly 200 Edmonton Zone schools have COVID-19 cases on the first day Alberta Health began to report infections within schools online.

There are 179 schools on alert with two to nine cases in the Edmonton Zone, and 10 schools with outbreaks — 10+ cases. Four of the schools in the outbreak category are in Edmonton: Edmonton Islamic Academy, John Paul I Catholic School, Nellie Carlson School and Westglen School.

On Tuesday, Alberta said they would resume reporting school cases and next week school districts will start contact notification to parents if their child is exposed to the virus.

The province also announced it would give rapid testing to K-6 schools with outbreaks. Children 12 and under can't get vaccinated.

 

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