A Ladysmith high school has had a COVID-19 exposure, according to Island Health.
The exposure at Ladysmith Secondary School at 710 6th Ave. in Ladysmith was on Nov. 9, 10, 12 and 13.
Island Health defines an exposure as a single person with lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection who attended school during their infectious period. a
According to Island Health, a notification about an exposure does not necessarily mean a child has been exposed to COVID-19.
Island Health said Public Health will work with the school and school district to ensure close contacts are notified directly and provided specific guidance.
If you do not receive a phone call or letter from Public Health, a child can continue to attend school, according to Island Health.
The Nanaimo and Ladysmith area has recently had multiple COVID-19 school alerts. All of the reports have been in Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools (School District 68) There is also:
- A cluster at Dover Bay Secondary, 6135 McGirr Rd. Nanaimo on Nov. 2, 5, 6.
- A cluster at John Barsby Secondary 550 Seventh St. Nanaimo. The first exposure was on Nov. 5,6. The second exposure was Nov. 9, 10.
- An exposure at Frank J Ney Elementary 5301 Williamson Rd. Nanaimo on Nov. 12.
- A cluster at Randerson Ridge Elementary 6021 Nelson Rd., Nanaimo on Nov. 4,5,6, 9, 10
And a COVID-19 outbreak was declared on Nov. 11 at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital‘s Transitional Care Unit.
Elsewhere on Vancouver Island, a possible COVID-19 exposure was reported at Browns Socialhouse at 1661 Cliffe Ave. in Courtenay on Nov. 3 between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Nov. 5 between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.