December 3, 2020: Northern Lights Public Schools was recently informed of a positive case of COVID-19 connected to Cold Lake High School. Out of respect for privacy, and in accordance with Alberta Health Services guidelines, we cannot disclose any personal details about the positive case. All students and staff who are considered close contacts of the individual have been contacted and directed to self-isolate. All other staff and students have also been notified.
All students will continue learning online from home as mandated by the provincial government, including those who are self-isolating.
We remind parents/guardians of students, as well as staff, to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Please remember to complete the COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist each day even if you are no longer attending in-person classes. If your child has any of the symptoms on the checklist, please fill out the Alberta Health Services COVID-19 online self-assessment or call Health Link at 811.
We know this news may be upsetting for our families and our community, and that children may have a lot of questions about what is happening. AHS has developed COVID-19 information for young kids and students to help answer children’s questions. We have also shared additional resources on the NLPS Website. If you, or anyone in your family, needs someone to talk to, the Mental Health Help Line is available 24/7 at 1-877-303-2642.
For further information regarding COVID-19, please visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.