Greater Victoria School District 61 (SD61) has reported a COVID-19 exposure at one of its elementary schools.
Torquay Elementary — located on Torquay Drive in Victoria — experienced an exposure on May 17, 18, 19, and 20, 2021.
SD61 says if an individual may have been exposed, they will be contacted directly by Island Health. It also says notification letters have been sent to the school community.
Torquay Elementary has experienced a COVID-19 exposure. The dates of potential exposure occurred on May 17, 18, 19, & 20th, 2021. If an individual may have been exposed, Island Health will contact them directly. Notification letters have been sent to the school community. pic.twitter.com/1RF75ZzND1
— Greater Victoria SD (@sd61schools) May 24, 2021
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.
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.