Glenlyon Norfolk School has shut down both their campuses in Oak Bay and Victoria and cancel all events until after spring break, according to a letter sent to parents and guardians.
The memo, sent out on Monday night, explains that a member of the school travelled recently and is sick, displaying symptoms that have not been ruled as COVID-19.
Although the presence of novel coronavirus in this individual has not been confirmed, the person spent a significant amount of time in school this past week.
The individual is now in isolation and awaiting COVID-19 test results.
Out of an abundance of caution, authorities have decided to shut down both campuses on Tuesday March 10th. The closure is being treated as an early spring break and both schools should reopen on March 31st.
Both campuses will be undergoing a deep clean and sanitization process over the next few weeks before classes resume.
As of the time of publication, the BCCDC and Ministry of Health have confirmed that there are 32 cases of COVID-19 in the province. None have thus far been confirmed on Vancouver Island.
The provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, and Minister of Health, Adrian Dix, are expected to provide an update on the situation at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon.