Boissevain School is extending remote learning to April 23 after public health officials declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the K-12 institution on Friday.
The school is currently grappling with 10 COVID-19 cases according to the province’s COVID-19 dashboard, and is moving to threat level orange (restricted) as a result.
These 10 COVID cases mark a noticeable jump from the three cases identified at Boissevain School earlier this week.
Turtle Mountain School Division superintendent Tim De Ruyck told the Sun on Monday that he found out about these three COVID cases throughout spring break, and decided to suspend in-person learning at Boissevain School until at least Friday, April 9, as a precaution.
However, De Ruyck always maintained that this period of remote learning could be extended if the division received different instructions from the province, a sentiment that came to fruition on Friday.
Elsewhere in the community, the Boissevain Health Centre and Evergreen Place Personal Care Home were both moved to threat level red (critical) on Thursday due to their own COVID-19 outbreak.
As of Friday afternoon, the province identified 75 current COVID cases in Manitoba schools for the 14 days prior to April 7, including seven variants of concern.
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