22 VCH schools report new COVID-19 exposures in the last week

Nov 23 2020, 6:08 pm

More than 20 schools in Vancouver Coastal Health are reporting new COVID-19 exposures that happened in the last week.

These exposures mean someone showed up to school while infected, and do not necessarily mean every child at the school had contact with the sick person.

There are new exposures at eight Vancouver public schools. Eric Hamber Secondary School had exposures on November 13, 18, and 19; Sir Richard McBride Elementary School had an exposure on November 18; King George Secondary School had an exposure on November 17 to 18; Captain Cook Elementary School had an exposure on November 16 to 18; Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith Elementary School had an exposure from November 16 to 17; Templeton Secondary School had an exposure on November 16; Kitsilano Secondary had an exposure on November 16 and 17; and Sir Winston Churchill Secondary had exposures on November 12, 13, and 16.

Three Vancouver private schools also have new exposures. St. George’s Senior Campus had an exposure from November 16 to 18, St. Francis of Assisi Elementary also had an exposure from November 16 to 18, and King David Secondary School had an exposure on November 16.

Five more public schools in Richmond have reported exposures. Howard DeBeck Elementary School had an exposure on November 17 to 19, R.A. McMath Secondary School had an exposure on November 12 to 13 and again November 16-18, Mitchell Elementary School had an exposure on November 12 to 13, Garden City Elementary had an exposure on November 16, and Matthew McNair Secondary School had an exposure on November 12 and 16.

Two Richmond private schools also have new exposures. Az-Zahraa Islamic Academy had an exposure on November 16, and the BC Muslim School had exposures on November 12, 13, 16, and 17.

Three North Vancouver schools also have new exposures. Sutherland Secondary School, Cove Cliff Elementary, and Handsworth Secondary all had an exposure on November 16.

One West Vancouver private school also reported a new exposure. The Collingwood School had someone show up while infected on November 16.

Contact tracers are reaching out to patients’ close contacts directly, and families who do not receive a call can still send students to school as normal.

 

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