COVID-19 case connected to two Chilliwack schools – Chilliwack Progress

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Parents, students, teachers and staff have been made aware of COVID-19 at two schools in Chilliwack.

Principals of AD Rundle Middle School and McCammon Traditional Elementary School sent letters before Monday, September 28 to explain the situation. The emails were circulating on social media Monday morning.

Principal Brad Driscoll of McCammon said that “a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19” in a letter.

“We are working with the Fraser Health Authority to determine if there is a risk to other members of our school community or if further action is needed.”

And principal Scott Wallace of AD Rundle said, “A member linked to our school community has tested positive for COVID-19.”

The contents of the letters from the two principals were otherwise identical, indicating a standardized form letter used by the school district in such cases.

At 2 p.m. Monday, the school district responded to concerns swirling in the school community.

The letter points out that no on-site school exposure to COVID-19 has been reported, which has been confirmed by Fraser Health.

“We continue to work closely with Fraser Health to ensure timely and accurate communication regarding confirmed cases in our schools,” said the letter, written by Rohan Arul-pragasam, Acting Superintendent.

“The safety and well-being of our students, families and staff remains our top priority,” he continues. “Rest assured that our schools will continue to implement the strict protocols and procedures that we have in place so that children can continue to attend school in the safest way possible.”

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