Comox school added to Island Health’s COVID exposure list

Comox school added to Island Health's COVID exposure list

Students, staff and parents are being warned after a Comox Valley school reportedly experienced possible coronavirus exposures for 10 straight days.

On Tuesday, Island Health added Highland Secondary — located on Pritchard Road in Comox — to their COVID-19 exposure list.

The health authority says the school experienced exposures on May 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 as well as from May 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14.

An exposure is defined by Island Health as a single person with a lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection who attended school during their infectious period.

Island Health says a child can continue to attend school if a parent or guardian does not receive a phone call or letter from public 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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