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
     Abbotsford Senior Secondary  Exposure  October 14, 2020
     Dave Kandal Elementary  Exposure  October 15 and 16, 2020
     Rick Hansen Secondary  Exposure  October 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2020

  • Burnaby school district #41

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Burnaby North Secondary  Exposure  October 13, 14 and 15, 2020
     Cameron Elementary  Exposure  October 13, 14 and 15, 2020
     Ecole Alpha Secondary  Exposure  October 13 and 14, 2020
     Lakeview Elementary  Exposure  October 13 and 14, 2020

  • Coquitlam school district #43

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Centennial Secondary  Exposure  October 15 and 16, 2020
     Ecole Banting Middle  Exposure  October 13 and 14, 2020
     Ecole Kwayhquitlum Middle  Exposure  October 13, 14, 15, 16, 19 and 20, 2020
     Ecole Pitt River Middle  Exposure  October 15 and 16, 2020
     Heritage Woods Secondary  Exposure  October 15, 2020
     Port Moody Secondary  Exposure  October 13, 2020

  • Chilliwack school district #33

    No reported exposures at this time.

  • Delta school district #37

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Delta Secondary  Exposure  October 13, 2020
     Hawthorne Elementary  Exposure  October 15, 2020
     Heath Traditional Elementary  Exposure  October 13, 2020

  • Fraser Cascade school district #78

    No reported exposures at this time.

  • Langley school district #35

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Belmont Elementary  Exposure  October 13, 14 and 15, 2020
     Brookswood Secondary
     Exposure  October 13, 15 and 16, 2020
     Langley Secondary  Exposure  October 13, 14 and 15, 2020

  • Maple Ridge school district #42

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Alouette Elementary  Exposure  October 13, 2020
     Edith McDermott Elementary  Exposure  October 13, 14 and 15, 2020
     Maple Ridge Secondary School – Outreach alternate program  Exposure  October 13, 14 and 15, 2020

  • Mission school district #75

    No reported exposures at this time.

  • New Westminster school district #40

    No reported exposures at this time.

  • Surrey school district #36

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Beaver Creek Elementary  Exposure  October 13, 2020
     Cambridge Elementary  Exposure  October 13 and 14 and 16, 2020
     Cedar Hills Elementary
     Exposure  October 13, 2020
     Ecole Panorama Ridge Secondary
     Exposure  October 13, 14, 15, 19 and 20, 2020
     Enver Creek Secondary
     Exposure  October 14, 2020
     Frank Hurt Secondary  Exposure  October 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2020
     Fraser Heights Secondary  Exposure October 16, 2020
     Kennedy Trail Elementary  Exposure   October 14, 15 and 16, 2020
     Martha Jane Norris Elementary  Exposure  October 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2020 
     Northridge Elementary  Exposure  October, 13, 2020
     Panorama Park Elementary  Exposure  October 14 and 15, 2020
     Princess Margaret Secondary  Exposure  October 12, 15 and 16, 2020
     Queen Elizabeth Secondary  Exposure  October 14, 15, 16, 19, 21 and 22, 2020
     Senator Reid Elementary  Exposure  October 13, 2020
     Tamanawis Secondary  Exposure  October 13 and 14, 2020
     W.E. Kinvig Elementary
     Exposure  October 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2020
     Westerman Elementary  Exposure  October 15 and 16, 2020

     

  • Conseil scolaire francophone #93

    No reported exposures at this time.

  • Independent schools within Fraser Health

    School name Exposure event  Date
     Diamond Elementary (Surrey)  Exposure  October 15, 2020
     Khalsa Secondary (Old Yale Road)  Exposure  October 13, 14 and 15, 2020
     Mennonite Educational Independent School (Abbotsford)   Exposure  October 13, 14 and 16, 2020
     Mount Cheam Christian School (Chilliwack)  Exposure  October 16, 2020

Updated: October 24, 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.