The list of schools reporting COVID-19 exposures in the Greater Victoria area is continuing to grow this week.

On Monday, two more school COVID-19 exposures were added to the list by the Greater Victoria School District.

In two separate tweets, the Greater Victoria School District announced the exposures at both Arbutus Global Middle School and Mount Doug Secondary.

An exposure at Mount Doug Secondary happened on April 6th and an additional exposure at Arbutus Global Middle School was added on the same day.

Arbutus Global Middle School had a previous exposure from April 1st. It’s unclear if the two cases are linked.

Since last week, there have been COVID-19 exposure warnings for at least seven different schools on southern Vancouver Island.

Currently, there are 19 outbreaks at Vancouver Island schools.

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

Island Health says staff or students who see the exposure alert notice should not assume they have been exposed to the virus.

Contact tracing is being completed 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.

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