A Tsawwassen school has made Fraser Health’s COVID-19 exposure list.
According to the health region, Southpointe Academy, a K-12 private school, had an exposure event on Nov. 16, but it wasn’t specified whether the infected individual at the school was a student or staff member.
It's the first time the school has had an exposure.
It's the same story for Ladner Elementary as a post on social media Monday by that school's PAC stated a dreaded exposure notice was issued.
"Please wear your masks on school grounds and remind our children to wear masks during schools," the PAC stated on its Facebook page.
An exposure is when a single person with lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection attended school during their infectious period.
An outbreak is only declared when multiple individuals with a lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection attend.
In all of cases, public health will investigate, interview the case and conduct contact tracing, FHA explains, adding that those who do not receive a phone call or letter from Public Health should continue to attend school.
Meanwhile, eight other Delta public schools (Brooke, Chalmers, Hellings, McCloskey elementary schools and Burnsview, Delview, North Delta and Seaquam secondary schools) were on the current FHA school exposure list Monday.
There’s currently no Delta school listed as having an outbreak.
Provincial Medical health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry last week reiterated that exposures at schools rarely involve transmission.