Families at Harbourview elementary school in Coquitlam have been notified of a COVID-19 exposure at their school, bringing the number of schools hit by coronavirus in School District 43 to six.
The news comes as teachers raise concern about post winter-break cases.
According to the Fraser Health school exposure portal, someone with a test positive case of COVID-19 was on school grounds Jan. 7 and 8.
Other schools on the school exposure list include Como Lake middle school, with an exposure Jan. 8, Cedar Drive elementary (Jan. 4), Rochester elementary (Jan. 5 and 6), Meadowbrook elementary (Jan. 4 and 5) and Mundy Road elementary (Jan. 4).
According to Fraser Health, a school “exposure” indicates a single person with a lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection attended school during their infectious period. A school “cluster,” on the other hand, indicates possible school-based transmission with two or more lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 attending school while infectious. Finally, an “outbreak” at a school means “multiple individuals with lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection” and that “transmission is likely widespread.”
So far there haven’t been any outbreaks in School District 43.
Fraser Health School Exposures