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2 more Richmond schools flagged for COVID-19 exposures

COVID-19 exposure warnings have been posted for McKay elementary and Cambie secondary
McKay elementary school Richmond
McKay elementary school in Richmond, pictured, and Cambie secondary have been flagged for possible COVID-19 exposures.

McKay elementary and Cambie secondary are the latest schools to be flagged for COVID-19 exposures.

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has updated its school exposures website with the two schools.

According to VCH, an exposure occurred at Cambie secondary on Dec. 14 to 15.

Meanwhile, there was an exposure at McKay on Dec. 10 to 11 and Dec. 14.

A school “exposure” is when someone with the virus was at the school during their infectious period, according to VCH’s website. However, in the “vast majority” of cases, there is no transmission of the virus within the school setting.

The health authority also states that anyone who needs to self-isolate as a result of the exposure is contacted directly by public health. 

Cambie has previously reported exposures on Oct. 13 to 16 and Oct. 19, and Nov. 2 to 6.

Recent exposures

There have also been exposures recently at five other Richmond schools, according to VCH.

These include Mitchell elementary (Dec. 7 to 10); William Cook elementary (Dec. 2 to 4 and Dec. 8); MacNeill secondary (Dec. 7); Gilmore elementary (Dec. 4 and Dec. 7); and McRoberts secondary (Dec. 1 to 2 and Dec. 4).