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 type   Date of exposure 
     Abbotsford Senior Secondary  Exposure  January 11 and 12, 2021
     Abbotsford Traditional Middle    Exposure  January 11, 2021
     Centennial Park Elementary   Exposure  January 11, 2021
     Chief Dan George Middle   Exposure  January 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19 and 20, 2021 
     Clearbrook Elementary   Exposure  January 11 and 12, 2021 
     Dave Kandal Elementary   Exposure  January 13 and 14, 2021
     Harry Sayers Elementary  Exposure  January 11 and 12, 2021
     Margaret Stenersen Elementary   Exposure  January 13 and 14, 2021 
     Mountain Elementary  Exposure  January 12, 2021
     Rick Hansen Secondary   Exposure  January 15, 2021
     Terry Fox Elementary   Exposure  January 11, 2021
     Upper Sumas Elementary  Exposure  January 13, 2021
     William A. Fraser Middle   Exposure  January 12, 13, 14, 15, 18 and 19, 2021
     W J Mouat Secondary   Exposure  January 15, 2021 
     Yale Secondary   Exposure  January 11, 12 and 13, 2021
  • Burnaby school district #41

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Armstrong Elementary   Exposure  January 11, 12 and 13, 2021
     Brantford Elementary   Exposure  January 15, 2021
     Byrne Creek Community Secondary   Exposure  January 11, 12, 13 and 14, 2021
     Cariboo Hill Secondary   Exposure  January 11, 12, 13,14 and 15, 2021
     Chaffey-Burke Elementary   Exposure  January 12, 13 and 14, 2021
     Moscrop Secondary   Exposure  January 11, 2021
  • Chilliwack school district #33

     School name  Exposure type   Date of exposure 
     Chilliwack Middle School   Exposure  January 15, 17 and 18,  2021
     Chilliwack Secondary   Exposure  January 13, 14 and 15,  2021
     GW Graham Secondary  Exposure  January 19, 20 and 21, 2021
     Mount Slesse Middle School   Exposure  January 11, 12, 13 and 18,  2021
     Promontory Heights Community Elementary   Exposure  January 15 and 18,  2021
     Vedder Elementary   Exposure  January 11 and 12,  2021
     Vedder Middle  Exposure  January 18, 2021
  • Coquitlam school district #43

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Centennial School   Exposure  January 18 and 19, 2021
     Ecole Nestor Elementary  Exposure  January 12, 13 and 14, 2021
     Minnekhada Middle   Exposure  January 14, 15 and 18, 2021
  • Delta school district #37

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Burnsview Secondary  Exposure  January 12, 13 and 14, 2021
     Chalmers Elementary   Exposure  January 11, 12, 13 and 14, 2021
     Delta Secondary   Exposure  January 11, 12 and 13, 2021
     Delview Secondary   Exposure  January 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2021
     Gibson Elementary   Exposure  January 15, 2021
     Hawthorne Elementary   Exposure  January 14 and 15, 2021
     Sands Secondary  Exposure  January 18, 2021
  • Fraser Cascade school district #78

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Coquihalla Elementary   Exposure  January 11, 2021
     Seabird Island Community   Exposure  January 11, 2021
  • Langley school district #35

    School name Exposure event  Date
     H D Stafford Middle    Exposure  January 12, 2021
     James Hill Elementary   Exposure  January 14 and 15, 2021
     Parkside Centennial Elementary   Exposure  January 15, 18 and 19, 2021
     R C Garnett Demonstration Elementary   Exposure  January 13, 2021
     R E Mountain Secondary   Exposure  January 15, 2021
  • Maple Ridge school district #42

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Garibaldi Secondary   Exposure  January 18 and 19, 2021
     Westview Secondary  Exposure  January 12, 2021
  • Mission school district #75

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Hatzic Elementary     Exposure  January 11, 2021
     West Heights Elementary   Exposure  January 12, 13 and 14, 2021
  • New Westminster school district #40
    School name Exposure event  Date
     Queensborough Middle School   Exposure  January 11, 2021 
  • Surrey school district #36

    School name Exposure event  Date
     A J McLellan Elementary  Exposure  January 11 and 19, 2021
     Clayton Heights Secondary   Exposure  January 11, 12 and 15, 2021
     Cornerstone Montessori School   Exposure  January 11 and 12, 2021
     Cougar Creek Elementary   Exposure  January 15, 2021
     David Brankin   Exposure  January 12, 13 and 14 2021
     Dogwood Elementary  Exposure  January 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2021
     Earl Marriott Secondary  Exposure  January 18, 2021
     Enver Creek Secondary   Exposure  January 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2021
     Fleetwood Park Secondary   Exposure  January 11, 2021
     Guildford Park Secondary  Exposure  January 11, 13, 14 and 15, 2021
     Katzie Elementary   Exposure  January 11 and 12, 2021
     Lena Shaw Elementary  Exposure  January 18, 2021
     Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary  Exposure  January 11, 12 and 15, 2021
     Newton Elementary  Exposure  January 11, 13 and 14, 2021
     North Ridge Elementary   Exposure  January 14 and 15, 2021
     Old Yale Road Elementary  Exposure  January 12, 13, 14, 18 and 19, 2021
     Panorama Ridge Secondary  Exposure  January 13, 14, 15 and 18, 2021
     Queen Elizabeth Secondary  Exposure  January 18, 2021
     Sunrise Ridge Elementary   Exposure  January 11 and 12, 2021
     T E Scott Elementary   Exposure  January 11, 2021
     Tamanawis Secondary  Exposure  January 11, 2021
     Walnut Road Elementary  Exposure  January 13 and 14, 2021
  • Conseil scolaire francophone #93

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Ecole des Pioneeiers de Maillardville  Exposure  January 18, 2021
  • Independent schools within Fraser Health

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Cascade Christian (Chilliwack)  Exposure  January 14, 15, 18 and 19, 2021
     Dasmesh Punjabi (Abbotsford)  Exposure  January 15, 18 and 19, 2021
     G.A.D. Elementary (Surrey)  Exposure  January 13, 14, 15 and 18, 2021
     Iqra Islamic (Surrey)  Exposure  January 13, 14, 15, 18 and 19, 2021
     Khalsa School Old Yale Road  Exposure  January 11, 12 and 13, 2021
     PALS Autism Society School Program (New Westminster)  Exposure  January 11 and 12, 2021
     Seabird Island Community (Agassiz)  Exposure  January 11, 2021
     Southpointe Academy (Delta)  Exposure  January 11, 12 and 13, 2021
     Squiala Elementary (Chilliwack)  Exposure  January 15 and 18, 2021
     Surrey Muslim (Surrey)  Exposure  January 18, 2021

Updated: January 23, 2021, at 9:00 AM
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.