A Nanaimo elementary school has been recently added to Island Health’s COVID-19 exposure list.
A notice posted on the Island Health website says the one of the latest exposures was on Jan. 27 and 29 at Bayview Elementary School, located at 140 View Street in Nanaimo.
According to Island Health, exposure is defined as a single person with lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection who attended school during their infectious period.
Island Health says if a parent or guardian sees a notification on the Island Health school exposure site does not necessarily mean their child has been exposed to COVID-19.
The health authority said Public Health members will be working with the school and school district to ensure close contacts are notified directly and provided specific guidance.
Anyone who receives a phone call in regards to contact tracing is expected to self-isolate for 14 days.
If a parent or guardian does not receive a phone call or letter from Public Health, a child can continue to attend school, Island Health said.
A handful of other schools on Vancouver Island, including Lake Cowichan School, Shawnigan Lake School, École Ballenas Secondary School in Parksville and École Macaulay Elementary School in Esquimalt have recently experienced exposure events.
More information and resources regarding schools and COVID-19 is available at bccdc.ca/covid19.