Ponoka Elementary School's new logo was unveiled April 30. Photo courtesy of PES

Positive individual was not at PES while infectious

Individual tests positive over November break

In an effort to dispel concerns about a positive case of COVID-19 in relation to Ponoka Elementary, the school sent out a clarification letter to families on Nov. 19.

An individual related to the school tested positive for COVID-19 over the November break.

“I have received some inquiries about a positive case of COVID-19 in our school community,” said principal Nathan McEntee in the letter.

“I can confirm that although we were notified of a positive case in someone from our school community, this person was not in our school building while infectious and therefore there was no risk of exposure in our school.

“Our Wolf Creek Public Schools process is to contact school communities and those identified as close contacts only when the person with a positive case of COVID-19 was in attendance in our school while infectious. This will continue to be our process for any future cases connected to Ponoka Elementary School.

“Thank you for your understanding and for following the guidelines as set out by Alberta Health Services, like the daily health screen, and for keeping your child(ren) home when they are not feeling well.”

Parents or guardians with questions are encouraged to contact the school.