Island Health has added an elementary school to its COVID-19 exposure list on Friday.
The health authority is reporting a possible exposure at Penfield Elementary School in Campbell River.
The reported exposure at Penfield Elementary – located at 525 Hilchey Road – occurred on March 15.
According to Island Health, exposure is defined as a single person with a lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection who attended school during their infectious period.
Currently, there are eight facilities on Island Health’s Exposure in Schools list, including Penfield Elementary.
The other seven schools are located in either Victoria or Nanaimo.
A full list of active exposures can be found here.
Island Health notes that if a parent or guardian sees a notification on their school exposure list, it does not necessarily mean their child has been exposed to COVID-19.
If a parent or guardian does not receive a phone call or letter from Public Health, a child can continue to attend school, according to Island Health.