SURREY (NEWS 1130) – There are more cases of COVID-19 being reported at schools in Surrey, just days after classes resumed amid the pandemic.
The latest cases were reported at William Watson Elementary and Sullivan Heights Secondary.
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According to Fraser Health, both individuals were at the schools on Thursday of last week.
“Public health considers this a low risk contact,” Surrey’s superintendent of schools, Jordan Tinney, says in a letter to the Sullivan Heights Secondary community.
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The case at William Watson Elementary is also considered low risk. Fraser Health says contact tracing is underway at both schools.
“If you do not receive a phone call or letter, please continue to attend school and monitor for symptoms compatible with COVID-19 as per our school policy,” Tinney adds.
A total of seven cases of COVID-19 have now been reported at schools in the Fraser Health district. Most students returned to class on Thursday and Friday of last week.
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