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Vancouver School Exposures – Updated on June 25, 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 25, 2021)

Current Exposures:

Abbotsford School District #34

Schools


Potential exposure date(s)


Abbotsford Senior Secondary

June 14-16

Aberdeen Elementary

June 14-17

Blue Jay Elementary

June 10 and 11

McMillan Elementary

June 14 and 15

W.J. Mouat Secondary

June 10 and 14

Burnaby School District #41

Schools


Potential exposure date(s)


Burnaby Central Secondary

June 14

Gilpin Elementary

June 10, 14 and 15

Conseil Scolaire Francophone

Schools


Potential exposure date(s)


Ecole du Bois-Joli

May 31

Chilliwack School District #33

Schools


Potential exposure date(s)


Bernard Elementary

June 15

Cheam Elementary

June 14

Watson Elementary

June 14

Coquitlam School District #43

Schools


Potential exposure date(s)


Cape Horn Elementary

June 16 and 17

Centennial Secondary

June 10, 11 and 14-17

Ecole Dr Charles Best Secondary

June 11

Ecole Kilmer Elementary

June 15-18

Ecole Riverside Secondary

June 9-11

Ecole Rochester Elementary

June 10, 11 nd 14-17

Delta School District #37

Schools


Potential exposure date(s)


Gray Elementary

June 10

Hellings Elementary

June 10, 11 and 14-16

South Park Elementary

June 11

Langley School District #35

Schools


Potential exposure date(s)


Willoughby Elementary

June 11

Maple Ridge School District #42

Schools


Potential exposure date(s)


Davie Jones Elementary

June 14

Hammond Elementary

June 11 and 14

Laity View Elementary

June 18 and 21

Maple Ridge Secondary

June 10 and 11

Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary

June 11 and 14

Westview Secondary

June 11

Yennadon Elementary

June 10

New Westminster School District #40

Schools


Potential exposure date(s)


Ecole Herbert Spencer Elementary

June 14

Fraser River Middle

June 11

New Westminster Secondary

June 10

North Vancouver School District #44

Schools

Potential exposure date(s)

Queen Mary Community Elementary

June 14 and 16

Richmond School District #38

Schools

Potential exposure date(s)

Cook Elementary School

June 15

Kingswood Elementary School

June 2 – 4, 7 – 11 and 14

McNair Secondary School

June 7-10

Surrey School District #36

Schools

Potential exposure date(s)

Cougar Creek Secondary

June 14-16

Enver Creek Secondary

June 14

Hazelgrove Elementary

June 10 and 14-16

L.A. Matheson Secondary

June 14

Latimer Road Elementary

June 14

M.B. Sanford Elementary

June 14 and 15

Vancouver School District #39

Schools

Potential exposure date(s)

Britannia Secondary School

June 10-12 and June 14

École Lord Tennyson Elementary School

June 15 and 16

J. W. Sexsmith Elementary School

June 14-18

Lord Nelson Elementary School

June 14 and 15

Sir Sandford Fleming Elementary School

June 21

Independent Schools

Schools

Potential exposure date(s)

Highroad Academy (Chilliwack)

June 10, 11, and 14

John Knox Christian Secondary (New Westminster)

June 14-17

St. Joseph's School (Vancouver)

June 15 and 16

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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