Another COVID-19 exposure event has occurred at a school in Nanaimo.
Nanaimo District Secondary School (NDSS) experienced a COVID-19 exposure event on Feb. 8, according to Island Health’s website.
School District 68 confirmed the exposure event Tuesday night.
Previous exposures at the school, which is located on Wakesiah Avenue, have occurred on Jan. 27, 28 and Feb. 1, 2, 3, and 5.
NDSS is one of four schools on Vancouver Island experiencing exposure events or COVID-19 clusters. Bayview Elementary School and Qwam Qwum Stuwixwulh, which are both located in Nanaimo, have experienced clusters while Ladysmith Secondary experienced an exposure on Feb. 5.
Bayview Elementary School’s reported dates are Jan. 25, 27, 28, 29 and Feb. 1- 5 and 8-9. Qwam Qwum Stuwixwulh School reported dates are Jan. 27-29 and Feb. 3-5.
Island Health classifies an exposure event as a single person with lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection who attended school during their infectious period while a cluster is defined as “two or more individuals with lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection who attended school during their infectious period.”
If a parent or guardian has not been contacted by public health, then the student has not had a high-risk exposure, according to Island Health. In that case, the child should continue to attend school as long as they do not have any symptoms.
NDSS has experienced an additional #COVID19 exposure. Potential exposure date is Feb 8. Island Health is currently contact tracing.
— School District 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) (@sd68bc) February 17, 2021