Fraser Health Authority has issued a COVID-19 exposure notice for an elementary school near Surrey.
In a letter sent to parents of children at the school, Fraser Health advised that an individual who has since tested positive for COVID-19 was at the school on November 18 and 19. The letter advised parents that children who were at Brooke Elementary on the affected days can continue to attend school but should continue to monitor for symptoms. One class at the school received additional instructions to self-isolate at home.
According to Fraser Health, if your child’s school has been notified of an exposure, no action is required unless you are contacted by public health or are otherwise directed by school officials.
Students do not need to be tested unless they develop symptoms of COVID-19, such as muscle aches, fever, or coughing. Parents and siblings do not need to self-isolate unless someone in the household tests positive for the virus.
Contact tracers are reaching out to patients’ close contacts directly, and families who do not receive a call can still send students to school as normal.
A full list of possible school exposures is available on Fraser Health Authority’s website.
On November 27, BC health officials reported a record high of 911 new COVID-19 cases, 649 of which are in the Fraser Health region.
Editor’s note: This article initially indicated the letter was sent to all parents, and it has since been updated with the correct information.