Three more schools have been added to Island Health’s COVID-19 exposure list.

Uplands Park Elementary, Dover Bay Secondary, and McGirr Elementary, all in Nanaimo, each experienced an exposure on February 22nd.

Exposures have so far only affected one individual at each school.

Island Health updates their infection list after schools have had the opportunity to notify their school community.

If a person has not been contacted by Public Health, then they can continue to attend school as normal.

There are currently 14 schools on the Island Health’s list of possible exposures, and each school remains on the list until 14 days after the most recent exposure.

Island Health conducts contact tracing and identifies if the case was a student or staff member, as well as whether or not they were infectious at the time.

Public Health Nurses and Medical Health Officers will determine who is a close contact and notify them accordingly.

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