More than 20 schools in the city of Regina have been hit with covid 19 cases.
The Regina Public School board issued a release late wednesday reporting Covid-19 infections at 16 schools.
Earlier in the day the Catholic School division issued a letter to parents reporting infections at 9 schools.
With the rise in cases among staff and students on the horizon Education Minister Dustin Duncan says that the school system will see interuptions among class rooms and single schools – but taking 188,000 students out of in class learning was not an option the government considered.
“We know that as covid case numbers increase in the community, and as omicron becomes the dominant strain in Saskatchewan we are going to see increased cases in schools. This is our reality”
The province remains one of the only in Canada to not pause in class learning.
The following Regina Schools have reported cases of Covid 19:
Balfour Collegiate, Henry Braun School, Ruth M. Buck School, The Crescents School, Campbell Collegiate, Grant Road School, Ecole W.S. Hawrylak School, Winston Knoll Collegiate, McDermid Community School, Gladys McDonald School, Ecole Elsie Mironuck School, W.F. Ready School, Rosemont Community School, Sheldon-Williams Collegiate, Thom Collegiate, Ecole Wascana Plains School, Miller Comprehensive, Archbishop M.C. O’Neill High School, St. Gabriel, St. Nicholas, St. Francis, St. Catherine, St. Mary, St. Josaphat, St. Angela Merici schools.