Island Health has cautioned the public of a new COVID-19 school exposure on Vancouver Island.
The health authority is reporting Monday that there has been a new coronavirus cluster at Randerson Ridge Elementary School in Nanaimo.
The notice issued by Island Health indicates possible exposure to COVID-19 on Nov. 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10.
Island Health defines a cluster as “two or more individuals with lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection who attended school during their infectious period.”
The health authority has initiated contact tracing to identify any staff and students that need to self-isolate or self-monitor for symptoms.
On the Island Health ‘Exposures In Schools’ page, officials say, “if your child’s school has been notified of an exposure, no action is required unless you are contacted by Public Health or are otherwise directed by school officials.”
“A notification posted above does not necessarily mean your child has been exposed to COVID-19,” Island Health says.
Cases of COVID-19 have also been recently linked to Dover Bay Secondary, John Barsby Secondary and Frank J Ney Elementary.
Island Health, along with District 68, is recommending that everyone perform daily health checks, stay home when feeling ill, wear a mask when outside your cohort or family bubble and limit social activity.
More information on COVID-19 symptoms can be found here.