COVID-19 Notification Elsie Yanik Catholic School

Sept. 18, 2020

To our Elsie Yanik Catholic School families,

Alberta Health Services is working closely with Fort McMurray Catholic Schools to support and manage the safety of our schools. Today, Fort McMurray Catholic School Division received notice of a positive case of COVID-19 in relation to Elsie Yanik Catholic School. At this time, based on advice from AHS, Elsie Yanik Catholic School will remain open.

Parents/guardians of students who AHS deem to be close contacts and are required to self isolate will receive a call from Alberta Health Services shortly (24 to 48 hours) with additional information. Elsie Yanik Catholic School staff will reach out to these families this afternoon. Virtual learning will be available for the continuation of student learning.

As we continue our focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19, we have directed our custodial services team to conduct enhanced cleaning protocols. This additional cleaning will focus on areas where the individuals were present, along with high-touch areas and surfaces throughout the school.

Out of respect to these individuals and in accordance with Alberta Health Services guidelines, we cannot disclose personal details of the individual that have tested positive for COVID-19. 

We remind families to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 using the Alberta Health Screening Questionnaire. Please remember to complete the checklist each day prior to attending school. If you or a member of your family has any of the symptoms of illness listed, please fill out the online Alberta Health Services COVID-19 self-assessment or call Health Link at 811.

The health and safety of our staff, students and community is paramount. We know this news can be distressing for families and supports are available. Please be assured we will continue to work closely with Alberta Health Services to ensure we follow their ongoing recommendations. 

Thank you for your continued support.


Lou Ann Demers- Noble            George McGuigan 

Principal                                        Superintendent of Schools

Elsie Yanik Catholic School        Fort McMurray Catholic School Division