The latest on COVID-19 at Delta schools

Nine Delta schools are now on Fraser Health’s latest list of COVID-19 exposures.

Here’s the list as of Monday morning:

Brook Elementary                         Exposure               November 13 and 16, 2020

Chalmers Elementary                   Exposure               November 12, 13 and 16, 2020

Delta Secondary                            Exposure               November 9 and 10, 2020

Delview Secondary School            Exposure              November 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2020

Jarvis Traditional Elementary        Cluster                  November 9, 2020

McCloskey Elementary                  Exposure               November 9 to 20, 2020

North Delta Secondary                  Exposure               November 9, 12 and 13, 2020

Seaquam Secondary                      Exposure              November 12, 13 and 16, 2020

South Delta Secondary                   Exposure              November 9, 2020

An early notification letter, dated Nov. 22, by Fraser Health to Chalmers parents notes an individual who is a confirmed case attended the school and Public Health is following up, but receiving the letter does not mean the family of those receiving the letter have been exposed. The case(s) have been isolated and there is no direct exposure risk at this time, according to FHA.

The health region has initiated contact tracing and is investigating the exposure. The FHA will only contact staff and students that have been identified as needing to self-isolate for 14 days. The health region may send letters to staff and students who will be asked to self-monitor for symptoms, but they can still attend school.

The health region also notes that for privacy reasons it can’t provide details of the exposure.

Meanwhile, the BC Teachers' Federation has started new campaigns in the hope of increasing the use of face masks in classrooms.

The teachers’ union on social media is asking for parents’ to help foster a “culture of mask-wearing.”

“We need to be doing all we can to ensure we keep each other safe. By talking to your children about wearing masks, you can make a big difference,” a Tweet states.

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