A member of an elementary school in the Cowichan Valley has tested positive for COVID-19.
Drinkwater Elementary School in Duncan posted a letter from Island Health on social media Saturday night stating a member from the school’s community recently tested positive for COVID-19.
The exposure date occurred on Feb. 25.
Island Health is currently conducting contact tracing to determine whether any students or staff need to self-isolate or monitor themselves for symptoms, according to the letter.
Meanwhile, the infected individual is currently isolating and being “followed” by Island Health.
Drinkwater Elementary School, located on Lane Road, is among more than a dozen schools on Vancouver Island to experience COVID-19 exposures in recent weeks.
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.