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Three COVID-19 exposure alerts were issued over the weekend for three separate Greater Victoria schools on the heels of a two-week spring break.

According to the Island Health school exposures notice website, students and staff at Lansdowne Middle School, South Park Elementary School, and Spectrum Community School may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Lansdowne Middle School’s exposure alert is in place for March 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 9th.

Spectrum Community School is dealing with two separate possible exposures on the following dates: March 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th.

South Park Elementary School is dealing with exposures from March 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th.

As of this publication, there are currently 13 schools on Island Health’s list of COVID-19 exposures.

Last week, on March 10th, the Greater Victoria School District has issued a COVID-19 exposure for Vic West Elementary School.

The potential exposure occurred on March 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.

An ‘exposure’ is defined by Island Health as a single person with lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection who attended school during their infectious period.

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 the 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.

Additionally, a possible exposure warning was issued mid-island at Brechin Elementary after possible exposures occurred on March 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 12th.

The province will be providing a COVID-19 update today at 3 p.m. via a live presser with the latest numbers over the weekend.

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