Quarantine of half of school leaves parents scrambling

Due to a number of positive COVID cases, the Lethbridge School Division made the decision over the weekend to return to online learning for students from the Immanuel Christian Elementary and Secondary schools. As Jeannette Rocher reports, more than half of the students and staff now have to quarantine from the elementary school alone…meaning parents have to quickly adjust schedules to accommodate their young children staying at home to learn.

Aired on: Tuesday, March 22, 2021

Jeannette Rocher

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends. 

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