Island Health has issued a COVID-19 exposure alert for a school in Victoria.
Members of the school community at Lakeview Christian School located at 729 Cordova Bay Road in Victoria may have been exposed to the virus on November 16.
An ‘exposure’ is defined by Island Health as a single person with lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection who attended school during their infectious period.
Six other school exposures or clusters have been reported on Vancouver Island so far this week in Nanaimo and Ladysmith and all have ongoing alerts.
A ‘cluster’ means two or more individuals with lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection attended school during their infectious period. These cases may be linked to school-based transmission.
Island Health says staff or students who see the exposure alert notice should not assume they have been exposed to the virus.
Close contacts of the person(s) who tested positive for COVID-19 will be identified and contacted by public health officials.