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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Local News

Majority of local students returning to in-person classes May 25

Majority of local students returning to in-person classes May 25

K-12 students had transitioned to at-home learning on May 7 in response to rising COVID-19 cases 
No increase in the mill rate for Town of Barrhead residents

No increase in the mill rate for Town of Barrhead residents

Most residents should see a small reduction in their property taxes due to lower assessments
‘Cooling off period’ welcomed by Pembina Hills, as COVID-19 was hitting local schools hard

‘Cooling off period’ welcomed by Pembina Hills, as COVID-19 was hitting local schools hard

Supt. Dave Garbutt delivers update on COVID-19 situation in school division and the transition to at-home learning until Tuesday, May 25
Additional COVID-related death reported in County of Barrhead

Additional COVID-related death reported in County of Barrhead

86 active cases reported in the county, which represents a roughly 20 per cent decrease from the previous week
Alberta tightens up COVID measures

Alberta tightens up COVID measures

All students returning to online learning; personal services closing; no dining in
New regional health restrictions will affect County of Barrhead and its neighbours differently

New regional health restrictions will affect County of Barrhead and its neighbours differently

107 active cases of COVID-19 identified within County of Barrhead, which has an active case rate per 100,000 people of 1061.7
High school students heading back online

High school students heading back online

EPC, Pleasant Valley Lodge and Tipton’s grocery store on outbreak list 
Locals describe first-hand COVID experiences

Locals describe first-hand COVID experiences

Kristen MacKenzie and Margaret Anderson say they caught the virus from school outbreak contacts
County of Barrhead now listed as having 99 COVID-19 cases

County of Barrhead now listed as having 99 COVID-19 cases

Province relaxes restrictions on continuing care facilities to allow residents to receive more visitors
Grade 10-12 students at Barrhead switching to at-home learning due to batch of local COVID-19 cases

Grade 10-12 students at Barrhead switching to at-home learning due to batch of local COVID-19 cases

Cases also identified at schools in Neerlandia, Westlock, Clyde and Sunny Bend Colony