Vancouver school tells students, staff to self-isolate after COVID-19 exposure

Oct 5 2020, 2:17 pm

A number of students and staff at Elsie Roy Elementary School have been instructed to self-isolate after a possible exposure to COVID-19.

The school, which is located in downtown Vancouver, was added to Vancouver Coastal Health’s (VCH) ongoing list of school exposures, with the exposure event occurring September 22-24.

A copy of the letter that was sent to parents, dated October 3, was shared on Twitter by Salim Jiwa.

The Vancouver School Board (VSB) confirmed with Daily Hive that “a member of the school community tested positive” for coronavirus, “requiring some students and staff to self-isolate.”

The self-isolation period will last for 14 days based on the last affected date that the person attended school.

A spokesperson from VSB adds that health authorities have “been in direct contact with any individuals who they have determined need to be informed.”

“Like all schools, Elsie Roy will continue to implement strict health and safety protocols and procedures as directed by public health,” the VSB spokesperson explains via email.

VSB also says that “continuity of learning opportunities will be provided” for any students that are required to self-isolate.”

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