Two more Vancouver Island schools have experienced novel coronavirus exposures.
In a recent update on Sunday, Island Health added Christ Church Cathedral School and Cedar Hill Middle School to their COVID-19 exposure list.
Christ Church Cathedral School — located on Vancouver Street in Victoria — experienced an exposure on April 21.
Cedar Hill Middle School — located on Cedar Hill Road in Saanich — experienced exposures on April 19 and 20. It’s the second time in roughly four weeks that the Saanich middle school has been added to Island Health’s exposure list.
The health authority also added École Quarterway — located on Townsite Road in Nanaimo — to its exposure list after Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District (SD68) announced that exposures occurred at the school on April 20, 21 and 22.
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Island Health defines an exposure as a single person with a lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection who attended school during their infectious period.
A cluster is defined by Island Health as two or more confirmed cases within a 14-day period, with evidence of transmission occurring within the school.
A child can continue to attend school if a parent or guardian does not receive a phone call or letter from public health, according to Island Health.
Should a parent or guardian see a notification on Island Health’s school exposure site, it does not necessarily mean their child has been exposed to COVID-19.
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Cedar Hill Middle School has experienced a COVID-19 exposure. Potential exposure dates are April 19 & 20th, 2021. If an individual may have been exposed, Island Health will contact them directly. Notification letters have been sent to the school community. pic.twitter.com/0wk4Co3fFZ
— Greater Victoria SD (@sd61schools) April 25, 2021