Another Nanaimo high school has reported a COVID-19 exposure event while the first Nanaimo school that reported exposure is now considered a cluster event.
Nanaimo Ladysmith School District posted on social media Tuesday evening that John Barsby Secondary School experienced a COVID-19 exposure on Nov. 5 and Nov. 6 after an individual tested positive for the deadly virus.
The district also announced that there was a second COVID-19 exposure Dover Bay Secondary School that occurred on Nov. 6.
Dale Burgos, the school district’s director of communication, told CHEK that a student tested positive for the virus. He said it is connected to a previous exposure where an individual was at the school on Nov. 2 and Nov. 5 and later tested positive for the virus.
“I can confirm that a second case has been confirmed at Dover Bay. It is related to the first and the individual has been isolating and did not attend school this week,” Burgos said in an e-mailed statement.
As a result, Dover Bay Secondary School is no longer defined as an exposure but 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.”