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COVID-19 exposures at schools in the Victoria area continue to climb after another case was reported Thursday evening.

In a Tweet, School District 61 confirmed Victoria High School experienced a COVID-19 exposure.

The dates of potential exposure occurred on April 6th and 7th.

Island Health is completing contact tracing to identify any individuals that need to self-isolate or self-monitor for symptoms.

If an individual may have been exposed, Island Health will contact them directly.

At the moment, there are nine ongoing exposure or cluster outbreaks in schools across Vancouver Island, visit here for more information.

Island Health has removed the Lansdowne Middle, South Park, and Spectrum Community school outbreaks and clusters from their website.

Outbreaks, exposures, and clusters are removed after two weeks from their exposure dates.

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.

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