An individual with a confirmed case of COVID-19 attended Delta Secondary School this past Friday, September 11.
The Delta School District said it is now “working with the local health authority to determine if there is any risk” to other members of the school community.
In a letter to families, Superintendent Doug Sheppard said the impacted individual is currently self-isolating at home and contract-tracing protocol is in place.
The protocol in circumstances such as this, he said, is as follows:
- Fraser Health will initiate contact tracing
- Health officials will determine how the individual was infected and who they were in close contact with
- Fraser Health will determine if close contact will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days, and only public health officials can determine who is a close contact.
Students whose families do not receive a phone call or letter from Fraser Health regarding this incident “should continue to attend school.” However, children should still undergo daily temperature and COVID-19 symptom checks, Sheppard said.
And of course, “students and staff must stay home, even if they have the mildest symptoms.”
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In light of this case, Sheppard said the safety and well-being of our students, families, and staff remain our highest priority.
The school, he said, “will continue to implement strict protocols and procedures we have in place, so that children can continue to attend school as safely as possible.”