Seven Surrey schools report new coronavirus exposures

Oct 26 2020, 12:52 pm

Several more schools in Surrey reported COVID-19 exposures over the weekend, the school district announced on Twitter.

An exposure occurs when someone comes in contact with a school and later tests positive for coronavirus. Meaning anyone they may have interacted with leading up to their positive diagnosis could have been exposed to the virus.

Surrey Schools announced new exposures at Sullivan Heights Secondary and French-language Salish Secondary on Sunday. An infected individual was at Sullivan Heights on October 13, 14, 15, and 19, and another infected individual was at Salish Secondary on October 16.

On Saturday, Surrey Schools announced coronavirus exposure at Fraser Wood Elementary, Kwantlen Park Secondary, Johnston Heights Secondary, Serpentine Heights Elementary, and Tamanawis Secondary.

Fraser Wood’s coronavirus exposure was on October 13, 14, and 15; Kwantlen Park’s was on October 13, 14, and 21; Johnston Heights’ was on October 19, Serpentine Heights’ was on October 19 and 20; and Tamanawis’ was on October 15 and 16.

Contact tracers are working to identify close contacts of the cases and will get in touch with individuals directly. Anyone who does not receive a personalized phone call directly from public health can still go to school as normal.

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