Local Daycare Experiencing 26 COVID-19 Cases, Outbreak Declared

A COVID-19 outbreak is being declared at a local daycare.

Twenty-six cases have been linked to Children First: Eagle Ridge Nest with the organization unsure how the virus entered the building.

All parents and guardians have been contacted and are reportedly self-isolating.

“We hope our staff and families get well really quickly so we can get these doors back open,” said Nancy King, Operations Manager at Children First: Eagle Ridge Nest.

The building has been closed since March 21 after multiple individuals developed symptoms.

The first known case popped up on March 22 with the daycare only seeing one new positive test in the past six days.

King says they have no timeline on when they can reopen at this time, adding their main focus is on the health of the individuals who contracted the virus.

She adds they’re working closely with Alberta Health Services and other local authorities to ensure they can open their doors safely.

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