Alberta return-to-school plan says public health, schools don’t need to share COVID case info

Alonzo Osche

New guidelines for Alberta schools will greatly reduce the flow of information between educators and public health authorities about COVID-19 cases.

The five-page guidance document released Friday says that Alberta Health Services (AHS) won’t tell schools when a student or staff member has tested positive for the illness, and that schools aware of positive cases don’t have to tell AHS.

No one who works in or attends a school needs to share a positive test result with school administrators, though they are still advised to isolate.

The recommendations follow Alberta’s decision to phase out contact tracing in most settings and

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