Following MESC’s commitment to provide a Safe and Healthy learning environment for students and staff, MESC has developed a Maskwacis protocol for school closure in the event of a positive case of COVID-19 at one of its schools. Referred to as the “MESC GUIDELINES TO MANAGE A POSITIVE COVID-19 CASE”.
To ensure transparency and safety of MESC students, staff and facilities, we will be updating this COVID-19 case page as they arise. The active cases reported here reflect individuals who had tested positive and were onsite while infectious. Out of respect for our MESC families, staff members and their confidentiality, we will never release any personal information.
To learn more about how MESC is managing a positive COVID-19 case in MESC schools, please check out these resources:
Last updated: December 6, 2021 @ 4:30 pm
MESC has developed a protocol for classroom and/or school closure in the event of a positive case of COVID-19 at one of its schools. This preventative measure is taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in MESC schools. The protocol has been reviewed and approved by Maskwacis Health Services (MHS) and the Maskwacis Directors of Emergency Management (DEM’s).
MESC works closely with MHS to identify positive cases of COVID-19 amonst students and staff. Once a positive case is confirmed the following actions are taken to ensure the safety of our students and staff:
- Affected classrooms/spaces and cleaned, sanitized and quarantined for three days. Unaffected students and staff can return after the three day classroom quarantine.
- MESC Positive Case Coordinators conduct contact tracing and work with MHS to ensure close contacts are informed of necessary isolation/quarantine periods.
- MESC Positive Case Coordinators coordinate with MESC transportation on any bussing implications.
- Positive cases onsite while infectious are monitored to determine when the threshold for an outbreak is met to close a school for three to five days.
- A MESC-wide reset is a decision made in collaboration with MHS and the DEM’s and is based on the total number of in-school transmissions.
Please review the “MESC Guidelines to Manage a Positive COVID-19 Case” for more information. Below is a tally of the total number is classrooms and schools that have been closed since September 2, 2021, not including closures due to a MESC-wide reset.
Total number of classrooms closed due to a positive case onsite since September 2, 2021
Total number of schools closed due to an outbreak since September 2, 2021
Total number of in-school transmissions since September 2, 2021