Hinshaw said in her briefing Wednesday that Alberta Health Services reported 16 cases in 16 schools across the province where a student was in school "while infectious".
But overall, with the majority of Alberta's 750,000 students and 90,000 staff back in school, the infection rate in the school community is low, Hinshaw said.
It suggests 22 schools have had cases - including seven in Calgary and four in Edmonton - based on recent letters and emails sent to parents. Rose of Lima School, St. Wilfrid School, and Our Lady of Grace School in Calgary and W.H. Croxford High School in Airdrie.
It says the local medical officer of health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the school and public health is investigating to determine who may have been exposed to the virus.
The letter to parents noted that people who test positive for covid-19 may have been contagious prior to the test being administered.
Dr. Hinshaw says while they're continuing to look into the possibility of every single case being added to the map in time, she says the confidentiality of patients is important to balance alongside transparency.
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Earlier this week, British Columbia announced it would tighten up rules for such establishments, such as a mandate to stop serving liquor at 10 p.m., to stem a surge in active cases in that province. The elementary and middle schools will continue to attend school in person.
The province said the student attended the school for a limited time on Tuesday and was asymptomatic.
A Plum Borough School District employee has tested positive for covid-19, according to district officials.
Each of the school systems described below started the year with hybrid instruction.
If there are two or more confirmed cases in your school setting (staff/child) within a 14-day period (one incubation period) or two or more confirmed cases (staff/child) that are epidemiologically linked.
"We knew kids would be back in schools for months and the government has done nothing to plan for it".