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COVID-19 case confirmed at Saskatoon daycare attached to elementary school

Ottawa Public Health reported 63 new COVID-19 cases and one death related to the virus on Tuesday.
Ottawa Public Health reported 63 new COVID-19 cases and one death related to the virus on Tuesday. The Canadian Press

A case of COVID-19 has been detected at Félix le Chat daycare in Saskatoon, according to the facility’s director.

“There has been a positive case,” Béatrice Mbazumutima, director of Félix le Chat, said on Thursday. “We are following the guidelines of public health.”

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She said contact tracing is underway, but deferred further questions to the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA).

A spokesperson for the SHA said it in a statement to Global News that it “does not disclose specific case locations.”

“Those impacted e.g., contacts would be informed as a normal part of public health response, and those not contacted by public health can rest assured that an assessment has been conducted,” said the SHA.

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Félix le Chat daycare is attached to the elementary school École Canadienne Française but it has a completely difference entrance.

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Le Conseil des écoles fransaskoises told Global News it is aware of the situation, and the division has notified families as a preventative measure.

The french school division says they are supporting the daycare — which is a separate entity — in any needs they may have.

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