More COVID-19 exposures reported at Vancouver and Richmond schools

Nov 17 2020, 7:18 pm

Vancouver Coastal Health has reported a slew of new COVID-19 exposures at schools in Vancouver and Richmond.

As usual, the health authority won’t say how many people tested positive or whether they were staff or students. But it does reveal what days a contagious person was on school property so others at the school can monitor for symptoms.

Five Vancouver public schools are reporting new coronavirus exposures that happened last week. Lord Roberts Elementary School had someone infectious on site on November 9, 10, and 12; Walter Moberly Elementary School had exposures on November 9-10 and November 12-13; Killarney Secondary School had a new exposure from November 12-13; David Oppenheimer Elementary School had an exposure from November 9-10; and David Thompson Secondary School had an exposure from November 9-10 as well.

Three Catholic schools in Vancouver also have new exposures from last week. St. George’s Junior School had an exposure on November 9, 10, and 13; Notre Dame Regional Secondary School had an exposure on November 9-10; and St. Andrew’s School also had an exposure on November 9-10.

Five Richmond schools also had exposures last week. Hugh McRoberts Secondary School had an exposure on November 9, 10, and 12; Hamilton Elementary School had an exposure on November 9-10; William Cook Elementary had an exposure on November 9, 10, and 12; R.C. Talmey Elementary School had an exposure on November 9-10; and Richmond Secondary School had an exposure on November 9-10 as well.

Contact tracers will reach out to patients’ close contacts individually, and anyone who hasn’t yet received a phone call from public health staff can go to school as usual.

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