A Victoria elementary school has experienced a COVID-19 exposure, the Greater Victoria School District announced on Thursday.
Sir James Douglas Elementary experienced the exposure on Monday, November 23. School District 61 (SD61) says that a single class has been asked to self-isolate.
They also say that Island Health is conducting contact tracing from the exposure event and will contact anyone who may have been exposed directly.
Sir James Douglas Elementary experienced a COVID-19 exposure on Monday, Nov. 23rd. A class has been asked to self-isolate. Island Health is conducting contact tracing. If a person may have been exposed, Island Health will contact them directly. More info: https://t.co/cNo9g3ZPFm pic.twitter.com/nulnSHfPrG
— Greater Victoria SD (@sd61schools) November 27, 2020
Island Health has added the incident to the list of school exposures in the region.
They emphasize that only those at high-risk are contacted. Parents who are not contacted should rest assured that their child or children did not have a high-risk exposure and they can continue attending school as long as they are not experiencing symptoms.