Two more East Vancouver schools report coronavirus exposures

Oct 8 2020, 6:59 pm

Vancouver Coastal Health identified coronavirus exposure at two more Vancouver schools on Thursday.

Sir Charles Tupper Secondary, near King Edward Avenue and Fraser Street, had someone show up to school while contagious on October 1 and October 2. The high school usually has about 1,000 students enrolled, and contact tracers will notify those who were close contacts of the infected individual.

The second school named for coronavirus exposure was Charles Dickens Elementary near Kingsway and Windsor Street. Someone with coronavirus was at the school on October 2.

Vancouver Coastal Health says anyone who hasn’t received a call or a letter from a contact tracing team can still go to school as usual.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said at a news conference Monday that schools aren’t “amplifying” coronavirus transmission. She added many of the school cases so far were acquired outside of the school setting.

“Like earlier in our pandemic, children and students under the age of 19 still make up less than 10% of our total cases in the province,” she said.

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