Northern Health reports pair of COVID-19 exposure days at DCSS

South Peace Campus may have been in contact with a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 on both February 5 and February 8.

School District No.59 has been made aware by Northern Health that students and staff at Dawson Creek Secondary School - South Peace Campus may have been in contact with a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 on both February 5 and February 8, 2021.

In this circumstance, the safety plan was followed precisely - and because of this, the risk of additional cases is very low.

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"Please be reassured that our schools will continue to implement the strict protocols and procedures we have in place so that children can continue to attend school as safely as possible," says officials

Northern Health has asked that students and staff monitor for symptoms until February 22nd, 2021 midnight (which is 14 days from the last date of possible contact with the confirmed case).

"Exposure to a confirmed case does not mean you or your child will become sick with COVID-19. COVID-19 has a very low infection rate in children, and most are not at high risk," reads a letter sent home to parents.

"We expect to see COVID-19 cases in various community settings, including school settings, but we expect the risk of transmission in school to be low in most circumstances. The risk of transmission becomes more significant if someone is considered a close contact.The safety and well-being of our students, families, and staff remains our highest priority."  

For any COVID-19 related questions, please contact the Northern Health Online Clinic at 1-844-645-7811.

https://www.sd59.bc.ca/sites/default/files/articles/COVID-19%20School%20Exposure%20Letter%20-%20Dawson%20Creek%20Secondary%20School.pdf

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