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Coronavirus case confirmed at Bishop Murray High School in Saskatoon

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools (GSCS) says there has been a positive coronavirus case at Bishop Murray High School.

GSCS said the case was confirmed on Thursday by the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

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The school division said it is working with public health to inform parents and caregivers.

Contact tracing is underway and GSCS said the risk of exposure remains low for anyone not considered a close contact.

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GSCS said it is not providing any further details to protect the privacy of the individual.

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Classes will continue as scheduled, the school division said.

Students and families are being reminded by GSCS to be diligent in performing daily health screening, stay home if feeling ill and call HealthLine 811 if you are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.

Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:

Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out. In situations where you can’t keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend the use of a non-medical face mask or covering to prevent spreading the respiratory droplets that can carry the virus. In some provinces and municipalities across the country, masks or face coverings are now mandatory in indoor public spaces.

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