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Fraser Health warns of COVID-19 case at Burnaby school

Last Updated Mar 19, 2020 at 8:04 pm PDT

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Someone with a confirmed case was at Windsor Elementary School on March 5, 6, 9, and 10

Anyone at the school on those dates is being warned out of an 'abundance of caution'

BURNABY (NEWS 1130) — Fraser Health is out with a warning about potential contact with a case of COVID-19 at a Burnaby school.

The warning says anyone who was at Windsor Elementary School on March 5, 6, 9, and 10 is being told of the confirmed case “out of an abundance of caution.”

No information about the patient is being released due to privacy, and the health authority is stressing there is no cause for concern in people who are not experiencing symptoms.

“COVID -19 is spread between people by droplets, which requires close contact with saliva or mucus from the mouth, nose or throat of an infected person. Most people will experience mild illness,” the letter reads. “We are notifying you and asking that you: monitor your health for fever, cough, or difficulty breathing up to 14 days from your last visit to the school on the dates listed above and avoid crowded public spaces and places where you cannot easily separate yourself from others if you become ill.”