A school in the Comox Valley has reported a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Island Health announced that the NIDES/Navigation Distance Education School located at 2505 Smith Road at the Island Highway had an exposure event on January 4th, 5th, and 6th.

The school sent out a letter to parents and staff stating that the exposure is limited to the DL program operating at the Tsolum campus and does not affect the general student population.

Island Health is conducting contract tracing and the organization says if a parent, guardian or family member does not receive a phone call or letter, students should continue to go to school. 

The NIDES/Navigation Distance Education School is one of many Vancouver Island schools reporting positive COVID-19 cases; just today two new exposures were announced in the Cowichan Valley School District.

To view the up-to-date list of exposures on Vancouver Island, visit the Island Health website