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Wolf Creek Public Schools take direction from Alberta health

WCPS ask families to stay informed regarding COVID-19

With the rapid spread of COVID-19 (Noel Coronavirus) Wolf Creek Public Schools will remain open but families are asked to stay informed of any changes by visiting the WCPS website.

Communication person for Wolf Creek Schools, Vince Burke said the school officials will work closely with Alberta Health and take direction from them.

Over the past several weeks, there has been increased coverage of the spread of the COVID-19 Virus around the world and there are a number of confirmed cases in Alberta.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which can cause respiratory illness in people, ranging from mild common colds to severe illnesses. Novel coronaviruses are new strains of the virus that have been previously identified in humans.

Anyone in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 1 days should self-isolate and limit contact with others for 14 days and call Health Link 811 for additional advice.

Self-isolation means avoiding situations where you could infect other people.

This means all situations where you may come in contact with others, such as social gatherings, work, school/university, child care, athletic events, faith-based gatherings, health care facilities, grocery stores, restaurants, shoppig malls and any public gatherings.

You should not use public transportation including buses, taxis or ride sharing.

As much as possible you should limit your contact with people and avoid having visitors to yor home, but it is okay for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food or other things you may need.

You can also use delivery or pic up services for errands such as grocery shopping.

If you need to leave your home for an urgent errand such as picking up essential medication,as a precaution to further reduce risk of spread, you can wear a surgical mask while you are out.

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