COVID-19 exposure notices issued for 16 schools in Surrey

Nov 18 2020, 8:02 pm

The Surrey School District has notified the families of students at 16 different schools regarding potential exposure to COVID-19.

The schools include:

  • Cloverdale LC
  • Lord Tweedmuir
  • Green Timbers
  • Riverdale
  • Guilford Park
  • Johnston Heights
  • Newton
  • Sullivan Heights
  • Elgin Park
  • Bear Creek
  • Georges Vanier
  • Hyland
  • Princess Margaret
  • Panorama Ridge
  • Frank Hurt
  • Enver Creek

In each case, a letter from the school district has been sent home with students to alert families.

“The intent of this letter is to provide early notification of an individual confirmed to have COVID-19 at your child’s school,” the letter states. “Public health is following up on this exposure. Receiving this letter does not mean you have been exposed to COVID-19. Cases have been isolated, and there is no direct exposure risk at this time.”

The notifications come as the province record its highest single-day case count of COVID-19 on Tuesday, with 717 new cases.

In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that broken down by health region, the new cases equate to 177 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 484 in the Fraser Health region, 16 in the Island Health region, 18 in the Interior Health region, 21 in the Northern Health region, and one new case of a person who resides outside of Canada.

There are currently 6,589 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 10,960 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

There have been 11 new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 310 deaths in the province, as well.

A total of 7,036 people who tested positive have now recovered.

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