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Parent, students warned of possible exposure following confirmed case of COVID-19 at West Vancouver school

Last Updated Mar 16, 2020 at 5:06 pm PDT

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Summary

A letter that was sent home to parents says someone at the school has the virus, and is now self-isolating at home

Vancouver Coastal Health has contacted a small group of people who were exposed to infected person

It is not clear if the infected person is a student or staff member

WEST VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – West Vancouver schools are warning parents and students after someone at Irwin Park Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19.

A letter sent home to parents reads that someone at the school has the virus, and is now self-isolating at home.

A small group of people who were exposed to that person has been contacted by Vancouver Coastal Health. All were advised to monitor for symptoms.

According to Brad Daudlin, principal at Irwin Park elementary, a thorough risk-assessment of potential exposure to the school community has been done.

The principal said the health region is saying the risk to the general school community remains low.

He also said the school will be deep-cleaned over spring break.

The school district is not saying if the infected person is a student or staff member.