Northern Health warns of another elementary school exposure, and potential contact

Northern Health Authority has informed the principal of Crescent Park Elementary School that students and staff may have been in contact with a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 on February 2, 3, and 10.

"Please be reassured that our school 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," said the school division.

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Northern Health has asked that students and staff monitor for symptoms until Feb. 24 at midnight (which is 14 days from the last date of possible contact with the confirmed case).  Crescent Park parents were notified by letter Friday.

"Every school in BC has a COVID-19 safety plan in place. In this circumstance, the safety plan was followed precisely - and because of this, the risk of additional cases is very low. We recognize that learning of a potential exposure to COVID-19 may cause concern for families, and we hope to address some of those concerns with the following information. COVID-19 is spread by respiratory droplets, when a person who is infected coughs or sneezes."

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. 

The announcement marks the fourth SD59 school with DCSS, Central and Tremblay all having been previously warned for potential contact of cases.

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