Another school in mid-Island has experienced a coronavirus exposure event.
School District 68 announced Wednesday evening on social media that a COVID-19 exposure event took place at Ladysmith Secondary School on Feb. 5.
The school last reported exposure events back in early November.
Ladysmith Secondary School is just one of a handful of schools in the mid-Island region to experience either an exposure event or COVID-19 cluster in recent days.
Nanaimo schools that have reported exposure events include Brechin Elementary and John Barsby Community School while Rock City Elementary School, Qwam Qwum Stuwixwulh School and Bayview Elementary have been dealing with clusters. Cowichan Valley schools that have experienced exposure events in recent days include Lake Cowichan School, Cowichan Secondary School, and Chemainus Secondary School.
Island Health defines an exposure 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.
Ladysmith Secondary School has experienced a #COVID exposure. Potential exposure date is February 5. Island Health has completed contact tracing.
— School District 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) (@sd68bc) February 11, 2021