13 Vancouver Coastal Health schools report new COVID-19 exposures

Jan 22 2021, 6:58 pm

Vancouver Coastal Health posted COVID-19 exposure warnings for 13 more schools this week in Vancouver, North Vancouver, and West Vancouver.

Six Vancouver public schools were affected. Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School had an exposure from January 13 to 15 and again on January 18, John Oliver Secondary School had one on January 14 and 15, Lord Roberts School Annex had one from January 13 to 15, Sir Winston Churchill Secondary had one from January 11 to 13, David Oppenheimer Elementary School had one from January 11 to 13 and again on January 15, and Lord Selkirk Elementary School had one on January 13 and 14.

Three Vancouver private schools also reported new exposures. West Coast Christian School had one from January 11 to 13, St. Augustine School had one from January 11 to 15, and Little Flower Academy had one on January 12.

In North Vancouver Queen Mary Community Elementary School had an exposure on January 13 and St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary School had one from January 13 to 15.

West Vancouver’s École Pauline Johnson had a new exposure on January 15, and Chartwell Elementary School had one on January 14.

Exposures mean someone who tested positive for COVID-19 was at school in the days before their diagnosis. They were likely contagious, but it’s not confirmed that school transmission occurred.

Contact tracers get in touch with close contacts directly, and families who don’t receive a call can attend school as normal.

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