Revised COVID guidelines in effect Thursday, September 16

Revised COVID guidelines in effect Thursday, September 16
Communication

To our Clearview families,

As you may be aware, enhanced measures were announced today by the Alberta Government. To assist our families in their understanding of these new measures as it relates to classrooms in schools, we are sharing this information tonight to help with next steps.

The following information is provided based on all available information, and further information may be provided as more information is available and we will share as possible.

For more information than detailed here, please see the following:

https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx

Needed measures - effective Thursday, September 16

  • Masking and physical distancing are needed in all indoor public spaces and workplaces.
  • Employees will need to mask in all indoor work settings, except while alone in work stations.
  • Masking for students in Grades 4 and up will be encouraged starting Thursday, and by Monday we will need all families to have mask usage aligned with Alberta Government guidelines.
  • Medical exemptions for the use of masks are available for students and staff with a medical assessment: to do so, a medical exemption form would be received by a Nurse Practitioner, Physician, or Psychologist using the following form: https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-masking-medical-exception-letter-template.pdf
  • Elementary schools to implement cohorting, as each school will determine and communicate.
  • Indoor sports, fitness, recreation, and performance activities are permitted in schools, with requirements to maintain 2 metre physical distancing where possible.
    • Masks and distancing are not required by youth under 18 while engaged in physical activity.
    • Spectator attendance restricted to 1/3 fire code capacity and limited to households or 2 close contacts for those living alone. Attendees must be masked and distanced.

Youth (under 18) sport, fitness, recreation and performance activities (Thursday, September 16)

  • Indoor group classes, training, and competitions are permitted, but participants are required to:
    • screen for symptoms
    • maintain 2 metres distancing, except youth while engaged in physical activity
    • wear a mask, except youth while engaged in physical activity
  • Spectator attendance is restricted to 1/3 fire code capacity, attendees are limited to a single household or 2 close contact if living alone and must be masked and maintain 2 metres physical distancing.
  • Outdoor activities can continue with no restrictions.