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5th person at Holy Cross High School in Saskatoon tests positive for the coronavirus

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Another individual at Holy Cross High School in Saskatoon has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools (GSCS) said they were informed of the positive test on Tuesday by the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA).

Read more: COVID-19 outbreaks in Saskatchewan

The individual was in attendance at the school while they were communicable during the week ending Sept. 25, the SHA said.

GSCS said it is working with public health to inform parents and caregivers. The SHA is carrying out contact tracing.

This is the fifth person associated with the school to test positive in the last month.

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The SHA declared an outbreak at the school on Oct. 2.

Read more: COVID-19 outbreak declared at Holy Cross High School in Saskatoon

GSGS said classes will continue as scheduled.

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This is the second outbreak declared at a school.

An outbreak was declared at Yorkton Regional High School on Sept. 27 after a cluster of students tested positive for the virus. All classes have since moved online for two weeks.

Read more: Visitor restrictions expanded at more care homes, hospital in Yorkton, Sask., area

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To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out. In situations where you can’t keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend the use of a non-medical face mask or covering to prevent spreading the respiratory droplets that can carry the virus. In some provinces and municipalities across the country, masks or face coverings are now mandatory in indoor public spaces.

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