Island Health is reporting a COVID-19 exposure that took place at Oak Bay High earlier this week.
The health authority sent home a notification to parents and guardians that “a member of your school community has tested positive” for the virus. It is not clear if the person is a student or staff member at the high school.
The exposure occurred Tuesday, March 30.
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The person is isolating and Island Health says it is completing contact tracing to identify any staff or students who may need to self-isolate for 14 days, or monitor for symptoms.
Anyone who doesn’t receive a phone call or letter is urged to continue to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and seek testing if they begin.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- Fever or chills
- Loss of sense of smell or taste
- Difficulty breathing
- Sore throat
- Loss of appetite
- Extreme fatigue or tiredness
- Body aches
- Nausea or vomiting
For more information, visit the BC Centre for Disease Control’s website.