Notre Dame Regional Secondary School cancels all Wednesday classes

Mar 10 2020, 11:20 pm

An East Vancouver Catholic high school has cancelled all classes on Wednesday.

Notre Dame Regional Secondary School announced the closure on its website. The school has not stated if this is related to the current novel coronavirus outbreak.

“More details to follow,” reads the announcement.

On Monday, Collingwood School in West Vancouver announced the closure of both of its campuses and issued an early Spring Break following concerns that at least one individual with a connection to the school has contracted COVID-19.

Two schools in Surrey have also issued coronavirus advisories.

In a letter, Sullivan Heights Secondary says the person identified “was asymptomatic during their time at the school; therefore, the risk to the school population is minimal.”

There is “no evidence that novel coronavirus is transmitted via asymptomatic individuals and the risk is low for the staff and students at Sullivan Heights.”

The letter comes at the same time that it was confirmed a person diagnosed with coronavirus was in the gym of Serpentine Heights Elementary school in Surrey over the weekend, as part of a community event.

Daily Hive has reached out to the Catholic Independent Schools Vancouver Archdiocese school board for more information.