Outbreak information

Our schools are required to monitor absenteeism rates. If there is a schoolwide absence rate of 10% or greater due to illness OR there is a higher than expected number of individuals with similar symptoms, schools must report to AHS.

  • Alberta Health Services (AHS) will continue to support schools to manage outbreaks of respiratory illnesses.
  • A medical officer of health or designate has the authority under the Public Health Act to recommend additional public health measures.

In addition, schools will limit staff and student interaction with others. This could include cancellation of field trips and extracurricular activities.

Specific information will be provided to parents if and when their school is placed on outbreak status.

See a sample parent letter.