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COVID-19 warning issued for Surrey's Panorama Ridge Secondary School

Last Updated Sep 11, 2020 at 9:23 pm PDT

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. According to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML
Summary

The person who tested positive was at Panorama Ridge Secondary on Sept. 8 before any students returned. 

Contact tracing is underway, anyone who does not hear from health officials is advised to keep sending kids to school

SURREY (NEWS 1130) — The first warning about a COVID-19 case at a B.C. school this year has been issued in Surrey.

A letter sent to families with kids at Panorama Ridge Secondary School Friday says the person who tested positive was there on Sept. 8, before any students returned.

Contact tracing is underway and anyone who may have been exposed will be contacted by health officials.

“If you do not receive a phone call or letter, please continue to attend school and monitor for symptoms,” the letter from Superintendent of Schools Jordan Tinney reads.

A letter from Fraser Health explains no details about the person who has tested positive will be released for privacy reasons.