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COVID-19 exposure at West Vancouver, Richmond schools

Last Updated Sep 19, 2020 at 1:33 pm PDT

(Courtesy: (L) mcmath.sd38.bc.ca and (R) facebook.com/collingwoodschool)
Summary

Two more BC schools have been exposed to COVID-19

Collingwood School in West Vancouver and McMath Secondary School in Richmond have both notified families

More than 15 schools in BC have been exposed to the virus so far

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — There’s been a COVID-19 exposure at two schools in Metro Vancouver.

In notices put out to families Friday, Collingwood School in West Vancouver — which teaches K to Grade 12 — and McMath Secondary School in Richmond both say they’ve had people with COVID-19 in their buildings.

Collingwood said it found out about the exposure Friday, adding so far no students, faculty, or staff are being told to isolate.

“At this time, there is no evidence to suggest there has been any exposure to the wider staff or student community. Areas of the school which may have been impacted have undergone a deep clean in accordance with our district’s health and safety protocols,” the letter reads.

Neither school is revealing how the exposure happened or exactly when.

More than 15 schools have been exposed to the virus so far, more than a week after the school year started.