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What Happens if There is a COVID-19 Case in a School

Despite the best efforts of all, schools are a reflection of the community and we may, unfortunately, see some cases in our District.

In Burnaby, we are ready and prepared to follow the process and protocols led by our local health authority, Fraser Health, in concert with the Ministries of Health and Education, and the BC Centre for Disease Control.

The following flow chart outlines the steps to be taken in response to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in a school. It can also be found on our website here.

The key point to remember is that in the event of a positive case, Fraser Health will connect by either a phone call or letter directly with any individuals who may have been exposed providing further instructions.

If you are contacted by Fraser Health, please follow their advice carefully.

The health authority has also created a website to track school exposures, which you can find here. Should we have any exposures of COVID-19 in the Burnaby School District, they will also be listed there.

Superintendent Gina Niccoli-Moen sent a letter to families on September 22 outlining the process. You can read it here.


Posted September 22, 2020