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COVID-19 exposure at New Westminster Secondary School

Last Updated Sep 21, 2020 at 7:30 pm PDT

New Westminster Secondary School (Courtesy Google Maps)
Summary

New Westminster Secondary School has issued a COVID-19 exposure alert

The infected person was at the school Sept. 15, 16, 17

More than two dozen exposure alerts have been issued for B.C. schools

NEW WESTMINSTER (NEWS 1130) — New Westminster Secondary is the latest school in the Lower Mainland with a COVID-19 exposure alert.

Someone who tested positive for the virus was at the school Sept. 15, 16, and 17. The infected person is in self-isolation.

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Contact tracing is underway, so if a family doesn’t get a call, Fraser Health has determined their child wasn’t exposed.

Otherwise, the health authority says students should continue to attend school.

There have been at least 27 exposures in B.C. schools.

However, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry assured outbreaks can be contained quickly. She said transmission remains low in schools, even if there is an outbreak.

For the most part, coronavirus notices in schools have been linked to adults who were exposed outside of the environment.

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