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:

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

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. 

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
    Harry Sayers Elementary  Exposure   September 14 and 15, 2020
    Ten-Broeck Elementary  Exposure   September 17, 2020

  • Burnaby school district #41

    No reported exposures at this time.

  • Coquitlam school district #43

    No reported exposures at this time.

  • Chilliwack school district #33

    No reported exposures at this time.

  • Delta school district #37

    School name Exposure event  Date
      Delta Secondary  Exposure   September 11, 2020
         

  • Fraser Cascade school district #78

    No reported exposures at this time.

  • Langley school district #35

    No reported exposures at this time.

  • Maple Ridge school district #42

    No reported exposures at this time.

  • Mission school district #75

    No reported exposures at this time.

  • New Westminster school district #40

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Fraser River Middle  Exposure   September 17, 2020
     New Westminster Secondary  Exposure   September 17, 2020

  • Surrey school district #36

    School name Exposure event  Date
    Boundary Park Elementary  Exposure  September 15, 2020
    Ecole Panorama Ridge Secondary
     Exposure  September 10, 2020
    Johnston Heights Secondary  Exposure  September 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2020
    L.A. Matheson Secondary School  Exposure  September 16, 2020
    Latimer Elementary  Exposure  September 10, 2020
    Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary  Exposure  September 14, 15, 2020
    Morgan Elementary  Exposure  September 8, 9 and 10, 2020
    North Surrey Secondary  Exposure  September 14, 2020
    Panorama Ridge Secondary  Exposure  September 8, 2020
    Princess Margaret Secondary  Exposure  September 11, 2020
    Queen Elizabeth Secondary
     Exposure  September 14, 2020
    Sullivan Heights Secondary  Exposure  September 8, 2020
    T. E. Scott Elementary  Exposure  September 14, 15, 2020
    Tamanawis Secondary School
     Exposure  September 17, 2020
    William Watson Elementary  Exposure  September 10, 2020

     

  • Conseil scolaire francophone #93

    No reported exposures at this time.

  • Independent schools within Fraser Health

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Khalsa School (Old Yale Road location)  Exposure  September 1 and 4, 2020
     Khalsa Secondary School  Exposure  September 9 and 10, 2020

     

Updated: September 20, 2020