There is at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Carberry at Carberry Collegiate, according to Beautiful Plains School Division Supt. Jason Young.
The case was confirmed late Wednesday night, Young said by phone to The Sun on Thursday.
"We’re working with Public Health. We sent a letter out to all families in the school. And any close contacts have been identified," he told The Sun.
He hadn’t been contacted by public health Wednesday night, but placed nine students into remote learning as a precaution.
"We erred on the side of caution and did our own contact tracing. Those students learned remotely for one day until Public health deemed there was no public contact.
"As of today, those students are going back to school tomorrow (Friday). Public health deemed they weren’t at risk."
The person who tested positive for COVID-19 is off and classes were not interrupted for the rest of the school.
Young couldn’t confirm how the transmission occurred.
"We don’t want to be making assumptions. Like what we do know is there are some in the community right now. There’s no transmission in the school."
Carberry Collegiate has roughly 310 students in Grades 5-12.
However, municipal buildings are closed in Carberry until further notice as a precautionary measure according to a post Carberry Mayor Stuart Olmstead put up on his Facebook page and he confirmed the closures when The Sun contacted him.
"There have been several exposures in town. We’re taking appropriate precautions," he said, adding that currently, the majority of staff are working from home.
"It’s not the first time we’ve done this. It’s a bit more common than I’d like," he said, referring to the remote work protocols for the town during the first and second wave of the pandemic.
"The takeaway from this is that I want everybody to come out of this safe."
Carberry has a population of approximately 1,700 people.