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6 Coquitlam district schools hit by COVID-19 since winter break

Harbourview elementary school in Coquitlam is the latest school to be flagged for COVID-19, with exposure dates for Jan. 7 and 8
Harbourview elementary
Harbourview elementary school in Coquitlam was hit by a COVId-19 exposure on Jan. 7 and 8, according to Fraser Health.

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