An elementary school in Nanaimo is dealing with a cluster of coronavirus cases.
Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District announced on social media Tuesday evening that another student or staff member at Cedar Elementary recently tested positive for COVID-19.
The potential dates of exposure are May 17, 18, 19, and 21.
As a result, Island Health has now classified the exposure event at Cedar Elementary as a cluster.
Island Health defines a cluster as “two or more individuals with lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection who attended school during their infectious period.”
Cedar Elementary — located on Gould Road in Nanaimo — was added to Island Health’s exposure list last week after reporting a positive test with possible exposure dates being May 17 and 18.
Island Health says a child can continue to attend school if a parent or guardian does not receive a phone call or letter from public health.
Should a parent or guardian see a notification on Island Health’s school exposure site, it does not necessarily mean their child has been exposed to COVID-19.
There are currently five schools on Island Health’s exposure list, with only one other school — Highlands Secondary in Comox — experience a cluster of cases.
READ: Schools in Victoria, Nanaimo added to Island Health’s school exposure list
Cedar Elementary has experienced an additional #COVID19 exposure. Island Health has confirmed it is now defined as a cluster, here’s a recap of all potential exposure dates:
05/20: May 17 & 18
05/22: May 17 to 19
05/25: May 21
For more details: https://t.co/BlGKQEd4Am pic.twitter.com/u39wLgy630
— School District 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) (@sd68bc) May 26, 2021