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Vancouver School Exposures – Updated on June 18, 2021

As more places in the country continue to reopen, kids are starting to make their way back to school as well. Parents are naturally concerned about what schools are doing for COVID-19 and kids. All schools in the greater Vancouver region have dedicated safety plans to look after students’ health.

To develop a greater understanding of the term, exposure refers to a single person with a lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection, and they attend school. A cluster refers to two or more individuals with lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection, who attend school during their infectious period. Lastly, an outbreak refers to multiple individuals with lab-confirmed COVID-19 infections.

In the case of a COVID-19 school exposures alert, there’s no need to take any action until the parents receive contact from public health or the school itself. If a child faces direct exposure, the public health unit will notify parents regarding the situation and what actions they should take to take care of the child.

There’s a rigorous protocol in place to ensure that the entire school doesn’t have to shut down in the case of an exposure. These protocols are present to help manage COVID-19 school exposures as smoothly as possible, without disrupting the academic year. Here’s a list of all the COVID 19 school exposures in Great Vancouver (updated June 18, 2021)

Current Exposures:

Abbotsford School District #34

Schools


Potential exposure date(s)


Abbotsford Senior Secondary

June 4

ASIA - North Poplar

June 4

Blue Jay Elementary

June 9-11

W.J. Mouat Secondary

June 9, 10, and 14

Burnaby School District #41

Schools


Potential exposure date(s)


Burnaby Central Secondary

June 4 and 7

Ecole Brantford Elementary

June 4

Conseil Scolaire Francophone

Schools


Potential exposure date(s)


Ecole du Bois-Joli

May 31

Chilliwack School District #33

Schools


Potential exposure date(s)


Cheam Elementary

June 14

Coquitlam School District #43

Schools


Potential exposure date(s)


Centennial Secondary

June 4

Ecole Dr Charles Best Secondary

June 11

Ecole Riverside Secondary

June 9-11

Ecole Rochester Elementary

June 4, 10, and 11

Scott Creek Middle

June 4, 10, and 11

 Terry Fox Secondary

June 4

Delta School District #37

Schools


Potential exposure date(s)


Gray Elementary

June 9 and 10

South Park Elementary

June 7, 8, 9 and 11

Fraser Cascade School District #78

Schools


Potential exposure date(s)


Kent Elementary

June 4

Maple Ridge School District #42

Schools


Potential exposure date(s)


Edith McDermott Elementary

June 4

Maple Ridge Elementary

June 4

Maple Ridge Secondary

June 4 and 7-11

Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary

June 4, 7, 8, 11 and 14

Westview Secondary

June 8 and 11

Yennadon Elementary

June 4 and 7-10

Mission School District #75

Schools


Potential exposure date(s)


Christian Morrison Elementary

June 4

New Westminster School District #40

Schools


Potential exposure date(s)


Fraser River Middle

June 11

New Westminster Secondary

June 7, 8 and 10

North Vancouver School District #44

Schools

Potential exposure date(s)

Seycove Secondary

May 31 and June 1-4

Richmond School District #38

Schools

Potential exposure date(s)

Anderson Elementary School

June 4

McNair Secondary School

June 10

Surrey School District #36

Schools

Potential exposure date(s)

Chimney Hill Elementary

June 4

Enver Creek Secondary

June 14

Fleet Park Secondary

June 7-9

Frank Hurt Secondary 

June 4

Fraser Heights Secondary

June 4

Guildford Park Secondary

June 4

Hazelgrove Elementary

June 7-10

J T Brown Elementary

June 4

Johnston Heights Secondary

June 4 and 7

L.A. Matheson Secondary

June 7

North Surrey Secondary

June 7-9

Panorama Ridge Secondary

June 4

Princess Margaret Secondary

June 7

Senator Reid Elementary

June 8 and 9

Vancouver School District #39

Schools

Potential exposure date(s)

Britannia Secondary School

June 10-12 and June 14

Captain James Cook Elementary School

June 1, 2 and 7

David Livingstone Elementary School

June 2, 3 and 7

David Oppenheimer Elementary School

June 9

Thunderbirds Elementary School

May 31 and June 1-3

Vancouver Technical Secondary School

June 3

Windermere Secondary School

May 25 to 27

Independent Schools

Schools

Potential exposure date(s)

Highroad Academy (Chilliwack)

June 9, 10, 11, and 14

Mennonite Educational Institute (Abbotsford)

June 4, 7 and 8

Saint Paul School (Richmond)

June 9-10

While the initial implementation of the COVID-19 school exposure system was shaky, these protocols are necessary to help ensure that the transition back to schools is done as smoothly as possible.

Parents can feel more comfortable when they’re fully in the know about the status of COVID-19 in their child’s school. While there are still arguments to be had about whether or not it’s safe to reopen the school system, there’s no doubt that the implementation of such protocols is necessary to ensure children’s safety.

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