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Confusion over downtown Vancouver school COVID-19 exposure

Last Updated Oct 5, 2020 at 5:48 am PDT

FILE - Teachers returned to school on Tuesday, Sept. 8, with students expected back on class for the rest of orientation week on Thusday. (Lasia Kretzel, NEWS1130 photo)

A letter posted online suggests an entire class at Elsie Roy Elementary had to self-isolate, VCH hasn't confirmed

More school have been added to COVID-19 exposure alert lists

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — As more schools have been added to the COVID-19 exposure alert lists, there is some confusion about one in downtown Vancouver.

A letter posted online seems to suggest an entire class at Elsie Roy Elementary had to self-isolate. However, that hasn’t been confirmed by Vancouver Coastal Health yet.

In Surrey, the latest exposures are at Frank Hurt Secondary on Oct. 1 – 2 and Northridge Elementary on Sept. 29.

Since the start of the school year, there have been more than 90 exposure events around the province.

On Friday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry acknowledged reporting school alerts had its glitches, but improved communication with parents is on the way.

Henry said this will be a type of flow chart for families and include instructions for parents in plain language for what to do with specific situations.

For a map of active COVID-19 alerts in B.C., click here.