Nanaimo high school reports additional COVID-19 exposure

Nanaimo high school reports additional COVID-19 exposure
Nanaimo District Secondary School experienced an additional COVID-19 exposure, according to School District 68.

A high school in Nanaimo has reported another exposure to the novel coronavirus.

According to an advisory issued by School District 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) on Wednesday night, an additional COVID-19 exposure occurred at Nanaimo District Secondary School.

The reported exposure dates are March 29, 30 and April 1.

School District 68’s announcement comes a few days after NDSS reported exposures that occurred on March 29, 30, and 31.

A total of eight schools on the Island are currently on Island Health’s COVID-19 exposure list, with some schools reporting clusters of cases.

An exposure is defined by Island Health as a single person with a lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection who attended school during their infectious period.

A cluster is defined by Island Health as two or more confirmed cases within a 14-day period, with evidence of transmission occurring within the school.

NDSS is located on Wakesiah Avenue, near Vancouver Island University.

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