Nanaimo District Secondary School (NDSS) has announced more potential COVID-19 exposure dates.
The new dates are Feb. 1, 2, 3 and 4 according to School District 68. The district said in a tweet that Island Health is currently contact tracing.
Previous exposure dates at the school are Jan. 27, 28 and Feb. 1, 2 and 3.
NDSS is one of many schools in the region experiencing exposure events or COVID-19 clusters.
NDSS has experienced additional #COVID19 exposure. Potential exposure dates are Feb 1 to 4. Island Health is currently contact tracing.
— School District 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) (@sd68bc) February 9, 2021
Brechin Elementary School and John Barsby Community have also reported possible exposures, while Rock City Elementary School, Qwam Qwum Stuwixwulh School and Bayview Elementary have been dealing with clusters.
Island Health defines an exposure as a single person with lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection who attended school during their infectious period while a cluster is defined as “two or more individuals with lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection who attended school during their infectious period.”
If a parent or guardian has not been contacted by public health, then the student has not had a high-risk exposure, according to Island Health. In that case, the child should continue to attend school as long as they do not have any symptoms.