School officials in Parksville say staff and students at École Oceanside Elementary School may have been exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 case last week.
Contact tracing has begun and to find anyone who may need to self-isolate or monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms. Tracing was expected to be completed by the end of the day Tuesday, and those who attend the school were to receive an update.
Anyone who hasn’t received a phone call from health officials can keep attending school.
Island Health defines an exposure as “the presence of lab-confirmed COVID-19 case(s) in the school” during the period when a person is infectious.