COVID-19 exposure reported at Oak Bay High

COVID-19 exposure reported at Oak Bay High

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
  • Cough
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Difficulty breathing
Other symptoms may include:
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of appetite
  • Extreme fatigue or tiredness
  • Headache
  • Body aches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

For more information, visit the BC Centre for Disease Control’s website.


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