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.

Fraser Health updates this list with the notification information of possible exposures to COVID-19 within schools in the Fraser Health region. We are providing this information so school staff, students and parents can be assured that Public Health is following up in their community and exposure risks are being mitigated to the best of our ability.

At any time, if you or your child develop any symptoms of COVID-19, please seek testing and then self-isolate.

If you or your child have been identified as a COVID-19 positive case or close contact, be assured that Fraser Health’s Public Health team will contact you directly and provide further instruction.

For information about exposures at schools outside of the Fraser Health region, visit BCCDC's Public Exposures page

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.

More information and resources regarding schools and COVID-19 is available on our back to school page.

Definitions:

Cluster: Two or more individuals with lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection who attended school during their infectious period. The cases may be linked to school-based transmission. 

Exposure: A single person with lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection who attended school during their infectious period. 

Functional closure: refers to a voluntary closure of a school, either entire or in part, due to operational limitations as a result of a number of staff and/or students needing to self-isolate at home. 

Outbreak: Multiple individuals with lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection when transmission is likely widespread within the school setting.

In all of these cases, public health will investigate, interview the case and conduct contact tracing. If you do not receive a phone call or letter from Public Health, your child should continue to attend school. Please follow the instructions of the local school administration and Public Health.

 

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School exposures

  • Abbotsford school district #34

    School name Exposure event Date
     Abbotsford Traditional Senior Secondary   Exposure  November 18 19 and 20, 2020
     Dave Kandal Elementary  Exposure  November 18, 2020
     Rick Hansen Secondary  Exposure  November 23, 2020
     WJ Mount Secondary  Exposure   November 18 and 19, 2020

  • Burnaby school district #41

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Burnaby North Secondary  Exposure  November 20, 2020
     Byrne Creek Community  Exposure  November 18 and 20, 2020
     Ecole Marlborough Elementary  Exposure  November 23, 2020
     Sperling Elementary  Exposure  November 24, 2020

  • Coquitlam school district #43

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Centennial Secondary  Exposure  November 18, 2020
     Ecole Dr. Charles Best Secondary  Exposure  November 23 and 24, 2020
     Hillcrest Middle  Exposure  November 20, 2020
     Pinetree Secondary  Exposure  November 19, 2020
     Summit Middle School  Exposure   November 18, 19 and 20, 2020

  • Chilliwack school district #33

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Chilliwack Secondary  Exposure  November 24 and 25, 2020
     G.W. Graham Secondary  Exposure  November 18, 2020
     Little Mountain Elementary  Exposure  November 19 and 20, 2020
     Mount Slesse Middle School  Exposure  November 23 and 24, 2020
     Rosedale Traditional Community  Exposure  November 23 and 24, 2020
     Sardis Elementary  Exposure  November 20, 2020

  • Delta school district #37

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Brooke Elementary   Exposure  November 18 and 19, 2020
     Burnsview Secondary  Exposure  November 18, 19, 20 and 23, 2020
     Chalmers Elementary  Exposure  November 18, 19, 20, 23 and 24, 2020
     Hellings Elementary  Exposure  November 19, 20, 23, 24 and 26, 2020
     Ladner Elementary  Exposure  November 26, 2020
     McCloskey Elementary  Exposure  November 18, 19 and 20, 2020
     North Delta Secondary  Exposure  November 19, 20 and 23, 2020

  • Fraser Cascade school district #78

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Hope Secondary  Exposure  November 19 and 20, 2020

  • Langley school district #35

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Belmont Elementary  Exposure  November 18, 19 and 20, 2020
     Coghlan Fundamental Elementary  Exposure  November 18 and 19, 2020
     D.W. Poppy Secondary  Exposure  November 18, 19, 20 and 24, 2020
     Parkside Centennial Elementary  Exposure  November 19, 2020
     Peter Ewert Middle  Exposure  November 26 and 27, 2020
     R.C. Garnett Demonstration  Exposure  November 20, 2020
     R. E. Mountain Secondary  Exposure  November 19, 20, 24 and 25, 2020

  • Maple Ridge school district #42

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Albion Elementary  Exposure  November 18 and 19, 2020
     Fairview Elementary  Exposure  November 19, 2020
     Maple Ridge Elementary  Exposure  November 18, 2020

  • Mission school district #75

    No reported exposures at this time.

  • New Westminster school district #40

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Ecole Qayqayt Elementary  Exposure  November 18, 19 and 20, 2020
     New Westminster Secondary  Exposure  November 19 and 20, 2020
     Queen Elizabeth Elementary  Exposure  November 20, 2020

  • Surrey school district #36

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Adams Road Elementary  Exposure  November 19 and 20, 2020
     Bear Creek Elementary  Exposure  November 18, 2020
     Betty Huff Elementary  Exposure  November 18, 2020
     Chimney Hill Elementary  Exposure  November 18, 19 and 24, 2020
     Cindrich Elementary  Exposure  November 19 and 20, 2020
     City Central Learning Centre  Exposure  November 18, 2020
     Colebrook Elementary  Exposure  November 18 and 19, 2020
     Don Christian Elementary  Exposure  November 18 and 19, 2020
     Fleetwood Park Secondary  Exposure  November 18, 19 and 20, 2020
     Frank Hurt Secondary  Exposure  November 19, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2020
     Fraser Heights Secondary  Exposure  November 18, 19, 20 and 23, 2020
     Frost Road Elementary  Exposure  November 18, 2020
     Goldstone Park Elementary  Exposure  November 19, 20 and 23, 2020
     Green Timbers Elementary  Exposure  November 18 and 19, 2020
     Hazelgrove Elementary  Exposure  November 18 and 19, 2020
     Hillcrest Elementary  Exposure  November 18, 2020
     Hjorth Road Elementary  Exposure  November 19, 2020
     Holly Elementary  Exposure  November 18, 19, 20 2020
     Johnston Heights Secondary  Exposure  November 18, 19 and 20, 2020
     J.T. Brown Elementary  Exposure  November 19, 20 and 21, 2020
     Katzie Elementary   Exposure  November 23, 2020
     L A Matheson High School  Exposure  November 18, 19 and 20, 2020
     Latimer Road Elementary  Exposure  November 18 and 19, 2020
     Lena Shaw Elementary  Exposure  November 18 and 19, 2020
     Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary  Exposure  November 18, 19, 20, 23 and 24, 2020
     Martha Jane Norris Elementary  Exposure  November 23, 24 and 25, 2020
     M.B. Sanford Elementary  Exposure  November 23, 24 and 25, 2020
     Newton Elementary  Outbreak  November 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25 26 and 27, 2020
     Panorama Park Elementary  Exposure  November 23 and 24, 2020
     Panorama Ridge Secondary  Exposure  November 18, 19, 20 and 23, 2020
     Princess Margaret Secondary  Exposure  November 18, 19, 20, 23 and 24, 2020 
     Queen Elizabeth Secondary  Exposure  November 18, 19, 20, 23 and 24, 2020
     Royal Heights Elementary  Exposure  November 18, 2020
     Semiahmoo Secondary  Exposure  November 18, 19 and 23, 2020
     Senator Reid Elementary  Exposure  November 23, 2020
     South Meridian Elementary  Exposure  November 20, 2020
     Sullivan Heights Secondary  Exposure  November 18, 19, 20, 23, 24 and 25, 2020
     Surrey Traditional  Exposure  November 18, 2020
     T.E. Scott Elementary  Exposure  November 18, 19, 20 and 25, 2020
     Tamanawis Secondary  Exposure  November 18, 19 and 20, 2020
     W. E. Kinvig Elementary  Exposure  November 19, 2020
     Walnut Road Elementary  Exposure  November 19, 20 and 24, 2020
     Woodward Hill Elementary  Exposure  November 18, 2020
  • Conseil scolaire francophone #93

    No reported exposures at this time.

  • Independent schools within Fraser Health

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Abbotsford Christian  Exposure  November 18, 19, 20 and 23, 2020
     Abbotsford Christian Elementary  Exposure  November 24, 2020
     Abbotsford Christian Middle  Exposure  November 25, 2020
     Abbotsford Christian Secondary  Exposure  November 19, 20, and 24, 2020
     Cloverdale Catholic  Exposure  November 18 and 19, 2020
     Cornerstone Christian (Abbotsford)  Exposure  November 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25, 2020
     Dasmesh Punjabi School (Abbotsford)  Exposure  November 18 and 19, 2020
     Khalsa School (Newton)  Exposure  November 18, 19, 20, 23 and 24, 2020
     Khalsa School (Old Yale Road)  Exposure  November 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25, 2020
     Khalsa Secondary (Surrey)  Exposure  November 18 and 19, 20, 23 and 24, 2020
     Langley Christian  Exposure  November 18 and 19, 2020
     Mennonite Educational Institute  Exposure  November 18, 19 and 20, 2020
     Our Lady of Fatima (Coquitlam)  Exposure  November 18 and 19, 2020
     Pacific Academy  (Surrey)  Exposure  November 18, 19 and 20, 2020
     Sikh Academy Fleetwood  Exposure  November 18, 2020
     St. Matthews Elementary (Surrey)  Exposure  November 18, 2020
     Surrey Christian  Exposure  November 19 and 20, 2020
     Surrey Muslim  Exposure  November 18, 19 and 20, 2020
     Unity Christian (Chilliwack)  Exposure  November 20, 2020

Updated: December 2, 2020.
This page is updated daily with notifications distributed in the previous 24 hours. 

Notifications are removed after the 14-day incubation period has passed from date of exposure and the risk of transmission has passed.