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North Shore elementary, secondary schools latest with COVID-19 exposures

Citynews 1130 Vancouver

Last Updated Oct 12, 2020 at 4:05 pm PDT

Ridgeview elementary in West Vancouver has had a COVID-19 expsoure. (Courtesy Ridgeview elementary)
Summary

Parents of children at seven Metro Vancouver schools are the latest to get exposure notices

Someone from Ridgeview elementary in West Vancouver has tested positive for COVID-19

Anyone who develops symptoms will be asked to self-isolated immediately and seek testing

WEST VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — An elementary school in West Vancouver and a high school in North Vancouver are the latest with COVID-19 exposures.

“A member of the Ridgeview school community has tested positive for COVID-19,” says a letter dated Monday and sent to families of the West Vancouver school.

“This does not mean they are infected.”

The letter says the infected person is self-isolating at home and asks students and staff in Divison 3, Grade 6 to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms.

Anyone who develops symptoms will be asked to self-isolated immediately and seek testing.

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A similar letter was issued to families of Seycove secondary on Friday.

Families of students at Panorama Ridge secondary, Woodland Park elementary, and Ray Shepherd elementary also received notifications, as are those at Sir Charles Tupper in Vancouver and two independent schools in Surrey — Diamond School and Guru Angad Dev Elementary.

The latter cases all go back to the first 10 days of October.

More than 80 schools in B.C. have active exposure alerts.

More than 125 have had exposures since school restarted last month.