With BC students still in the early days of the new school year, six Metro Vancouver schools have already reported coronavirus exposures.
According to health officials, five of these exposures took place in the Surrey School District, and one took place in Delta.
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The updates come on the same day that Fraser Health launched an online resource to provide “timely and accurate information” to parents, teachers, and students about COVID-19 cases in K-12 schools in the region as they occur.
“Across British Columbia, teachers and students have returned to the classroom and I think everyone can recognize the daily challenges they face as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic,” said BC Health Minister Adrian Dix on Wednesday. “Easily accessible public resources can provide comfort to concerned teachers and families, and provide the public consistent information that reinforces confidence in the work we continue to do to ensure everyone remains safe and in good health.”
Fraser Health said its COVID-19 school exposures webpage provides parents, teachers, and students with information about COVID-19 exposures in a school environment, the process of contact tracing, and the steps that are taken to inform parents and staff should a positive case be reported in a school.