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Vancouver School Exposures

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:

Current exposures

School District 38 (Richmond)

Richmond Secondary School, Richmond School District
Address: 7171 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 7 to 9
 
Kingswood Elementary, Richmond School District
Address: 11511 King Road, Richmond, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 5 and 6
 

School District 39 (Vancouver)

Britannia Secondary School, Vancouver School District
Address: 1001 Cotton Drive, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 30 to October 2, October 5
 
Sir Charles Tupper Secondary, Vancouver School District
Address: 419 E. 24th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 30 to October 2, October 7 to 9
 
Lord Kitchener Elementary School, Vancouver School District
Address: 3455 West King Edward Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 5 and 7
 
Tyee Elementary School, Vancouver School District
Address: 3525 Dumfries Street, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 5, October 7 to 9
 
Admiral Seymour Elementary School, Vancouver School District
Address: 1130 Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 5 and 6
 
Prince of Wales Mini School, Vancouver School District
Address: 4750 Haggart Street, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 1, 2 and 5
 
Charles Dickens Elementary, Vancouver School District
Address: 1010 E. 17th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 2
 
Lord Tennyson Elementary, Vancouver School District
Address: 1936 W. 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 29 and 30
 
Tyee Elementary, Vancouver School District
Address: 3525 Dumfries Street, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 28 and 29
 
Champlain Heights Elementary, Vancouver School District
Address: 6955 Frontenac St., Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 22 to 24
 
Aries Program, Vancouver School District
Address: 1618 E. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 17, 18, 22, 24, 28 
 
Cedar Walk Program, Vancouver School District
Address: 1043 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 14, 15, 17 and 21
 
Elsie Roy Elementary, Vancouver School District
Address: 150 Drake Street, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 22 to 24
 
Vancouver Technical Secondary, Vancouver School District
Address: 2600 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 21
 
Gladstone Secondary, Vancouver School District
Address: 4105 Gladstone Street, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 16 to 18, September 21 to 22
 
Xpey’ Elementary, Vancouver School District
Address: 1950 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 10, 14, 15 and 21
 

School District 44 (North Vancouver)

Seycove Secondary School, North Vancouver School District
Address: 1204 Caledonia Avenue, North Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 30 to October 5
 

School District 45 (West Vancouver)

Ridgeview Elementary School, West Vancouver School District
Address: 1250 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 2, 5 and 9
 
Hollyburn Elementary, West Vancouver School District
Address: 1329 Duchess Avenue, West Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 2
 
Rockridge Secondary, West Vancouver School District
Address: 5350 Headland Drive, West Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 23 to 24
 
Caulfeild Elementary, West Vancouver School District
Address: 4685 Keith Road, West Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 16, 17, 18, 21 and 23
 
Sentinel Secondary, West Vancouver School District
Address: 1250 Chartwell Drive, West Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 14 to September 18‎‎, September 21
 

School District 48 (Sea to Sky)

Garibaldi Highlands Elementary, Sea to Sky School District
Address: 2590 Portree Way, Garibaldi Highlands, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 24, 25, 29, 30 and October 1
 
Howe Sound Secondary, Sea to Sky School District
Address: 38430 Buckley Avenue, Squamish, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 21 to 25
 
Mamquam Elementary, Sea to Sky School District
Address: 40266 Government Road, Garibaldi Highlands, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 11, 16, 17 and 18
 

School District 93 (Conseil scolaire francophone)

L’École des Navigateurs, Richmond
Address: 8580 Kilgour Place, Richmond, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 14
 

Independent schools

Notre Dame Regional Secondary School, Vancouver
Address: 2880 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 9
 
Collingwood School — Morven Campus, West Vancouver
Address: 70 Morven Drive, West Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 5 and 6
 
Mulgrave School, West Vancouver
Address: 2330 Cypress Bowl Lane, West Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 5 to 9
 
Collingwood School – Wentworth Campus, West Vancouver
Address: 2605 Wentworth Avenue, West Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 30, October 1, 2, 6 and 7
 
St. Andrew’s Elementary, Vancouver
Address: 450 E. 47th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 29
 
BC Muslim School, Richmond
Address: 12300 Blundell Road, Richmond, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 11 to 18

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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