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COVID-19 variant of concern exposure at Delta high school

Fraser Health says, for privacy reasons, it can’t give specific details about the COVID-19 exposure at SDSS
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Provincial medical health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry this week said she has no plans to shut down B.C. schools despite the surge of COVID-19 cases in B.C.

Families of students attending South Delta Secondary received a notification letter Wednesday that there was an exposure to a COVID-19 variant of concern at the Tsawwassen high school.

The exposure occurred March 31 and April 1.

According to the general notification from Fraser Health, which confirmed the exposure event, the situation does not mean students and their families getting the letter have been exposed.

The person involved has been self-isolating, says Fraser Health and parents and students may receive further instructions as a public health risk assessment is underway, the health region explained.

Staff and students who are determined to have been in close contact with the case will receive a phone call or letter with instructions to self-isolate.

Fraser Health also notes only public health can determine who is a close contact.

Meanwhile, the total number of Delta schools that have had COVID-19 exposure events in recent days is now at nine, although, so far, only the SDSS situation has been confirmed to have been an exposure to a variant of concern.

According to Fraser Health’s list of school exposures, updated Wednesday morning, the other Delta schools include English Bluff Elementary (March 30, 31 and April 1), Immaculate Conception (April 1), Jarvis Traditional Elementary (March 29), McCloskey Elementary (March 29), North Delta Secondary (March 29 and April 1), Sunshine Hills Elementary (March 29), Southpointe Academy (March 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31) and Sacred Heart Elementary (March 29, 30, 31 and April 1).