COVID-19: Exposure alerts for five Vancouver Coastal Health schools

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Vancouver Coastal Health has added five more schools to its COVID-19 exposure list.

Exhibition notices were issued for anyone who attended Gladstone Secondary in Vancouver on September 16-18 and 21-22, L’École des Navigateurs in Richmond on September 14, Mamquam Elementary in Squamish on September 11 and 16. -18, Signal Hill Elementary in Pemberton on September 21 and Caulfeild Elementary in West Vancouver on September 16, 17, 18, 21 and 23.

Two more schools, Xpey ‘Elementary in Vancouver and Sentinel Secondary in West Vancouver, were added to the list last week.

Exposure notifications are posted on the VCH website when a student or teacher receives a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result. The health authority says public notifications are only issued after contact or attempted contact with those who may have come into contact with an infected person.

“If you or your child has been identified as a positive case of COVID-19 or a close contact, rest assured that the VCH public health team will contact you directly and provide you with further instructions,” VCH said. “A notification does not mean your child has been exposed to COVID-19. ”

Those who may have been potentially exposed to the COVID-19 virus are advised to monitor themselves for common symptoms.

The CDC recently updated the list of symptoms parents should check for every day, focusing on “key symptoms” and removing several symptoms that are common in children and can lead to unnecessary exclusion of students from class.

The updated list for children includes:
• fever
• Chills
• Cough worsening chronic cough
• Shortness of breath
• Loss of smell or taste
• Diarrhea
• Nausea and vomiting

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