A pair of Campbell River schools are now two of 18 sitting on Island Health’s potential COVID-19 exposure list.
At Campbell River Christian School, the health authority is calling it a cluster, with dates of potential exposure Sept. 15th, 16th, 17th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, and 24th.
Meanwhile, at École Phoenix Middle School, dates of potential exposure were Sept. 20th and 21st.
On Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 28th), Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that the Province would begin posting ‘potential exposure events’ within schools online again, starting immediately.
Island Health says its staff works directly with staff at schools to identify anyone who may have been exposed, and to carry out case and contact management.
Those identified as cases will be instructed to self-isolate directly by Public Health teams. As well, those identified as close contacts may be asked to self-isolate or closely self-monitor for symptoms for a specified period.
“If you have not been notified by Public Health by phone or by letter that you or your child need to self-isolate, you/they may continue to attend school as long as you/they are not experiencing any symptoms,” Island Health says.