The following is a list of recent possible COVID-19 exposures at schools in the North.
COVID-19 school notification process:
If a student or teacher receives a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, Public Health follows a rigorous protocol:
- Contact tracing is initiated to determine how the individual was infected and who they were in close contact with.
- We identify and notify close contacts who may be at an increased risk, and advise them to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days.
- Only Public Health can determine who is a close contact. Learning groups, friends or other connections may not be determined to be a close contact.
- Public Health staff works closely with the school and school district throughout the case and contact management process to maintain close communication with the school community.
If your child’s school receives a notification of exposure:
A notification does not mean your child has been exposed to COVID-19.
If you do not receive a phone call or letter from Public Health, your child should continue to attend school. You can monitor your child for COVID-19 symptoms daily using the BC COVID-19 Health Assessment Tool.
If your child’s school has been notified of an exposure, no action is required unless you are contacted by Public Health or are otherwise directed by school officials.
Public Health will contact you directly in case of any school exposure involving your child.
BCCDC has added online resources for parents and students, about safety measures in schools, attending school safely and what happens when there is a case of COVID-19 in schools.
|SCHOOL DISTRICT:||SCHOOL NAME:||EVENT:||EXPOSURE DATE:|
|Independent (Old Massett Village)||Chief Matthews School||Exposure||February 12, 2021|
|SD 60 (Peace River North)||Ecole Central Elementary School, Fort St. John||Exposure||February 9-12, 2021|
|SD 60 (Peace River North)||Charlie Lake Elementary School, Charlie Lake||Exposure||February 8, 2021|
|SD 57 (Prince George)||Duchess Park Secondary School||Exposure||February 9-12, 2021|
|SD 59 (Peace River South)||Crescent Park Elementary School, Dawson Creek||Exposure||February 2-3, 10, 2021|
|SD 60 (Peace River North)||Doctor Kearney Middle School, Fort St. John||Exposure||February 11-12, 2021|
|SD 60 (Peace River North)||Doctor Kearney Middle School, Fort St. John||Exposure||February 12, 2021|
|SD 57 (Prince George)||Prince George Secondary School||Exposure||February 11-12, 2021|
|Independent (Prince George)||Cedars Christian School||Exposure||February 10-12, 2021|
|SD 82 (Coast Mountains)||Uplands Elementary School, Terrace||Exposure||February 2-5, 2021|
|SD 59 (Peace River South)||Dawson Creek Secondary School (Central campus)||Exposure||February 8-9, 2021|
|SD 57 (Prince George)||Prince George Secondary School||Exposure||February 8-9, 2021|
|SD 57 (Prince George)||Cedars Christian School||Exposure||February 8, 2021|