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North Delta schools make up most of FHA's latest COVID-19 exposure list

The list of current Delta schools on the FHA’s COVID-19 exposure totals at 13
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Teachers in North Delta were added to the priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination as the community has been deemed a ‘hot spot’.

Some Delta schools have been removed from Fraser Health’s current COVID-19 exposure list this week, but others have been added.

According to the health region’s latest list of impacted schools, released on the Fraser Health website on Thursday, Chalmers Elementary had an exposure event April 12, 15 and 16.

The other schools on the list include: Brooke Elementary (April 9), Burnsview Secondary (April 8, 9), Cougar Canyon Elementary (April 12, 13), Delview Secondary (April 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16), Gray Elementary (April 12, 13, 14), Heath Traditional Elementary (April 12), North Delta Secondary (April 8, 9, 12, 13), Sands Secondary (April 8, 12, 13, 14), Seaquam Secondary (April 8, 9, 12), Sunshine Hills Elementary (April 12, 13, 16) and Immaculate Conception (April 8, 12).

All of these schools are in North Delta.

The only South Delta school on the list is Pebble Hill Traditional Elementary (April 7, 8).

Meanwhile, saline gargle tests are being offered to some school districts in the Lower Mainland. This test is a less invasive procedure than nasal swab tests.

A spokesperson with the Delta school district notes some school districts have received testing kits from the Provincial Health Services Authority to give to students that develop COVID-19 symptoms during the school day to take home in order to help speed up the testing process.

The Delta School District would be open to receiving those kits if the testing initiative is expanded.