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Another Richmond high school added to COVID-19 exposure list

There have been 3,770 exposure incidents at 1,029 schools to date in B.C.
Steveston-London secondary
Steveston-London secondary school in Richmond.

A COVID-19 exposure alert has been issued for another Richmond high school.

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) added Steveston-London secondary to its online list of school exposures and is informing that people may have been exposed to the virus on Feb. 24 and Feb 25.

Letters were sent to families on Thursday saying there is no evidence of “any exposure to the wider staff or student community” and VCH has reaching out to anyone  identified as being a close contact to the virus and needs them to self-isolate.

“Please be reassured that our school and district will continue to implement the strict protocols and procedures we have in place so that students and staff can continue to attend school as safely as possible,” reads the letter.

A school exposure occurs when someone with COVID-19 was present in the school during their infectious period, according to the health authority.

In February, the Richmond School District’s superindentent Scott Robinson told the Richmond COVID-19 Community Task Force that, to date, there hasn’t been “a single case of transmission in any of (the district’s) schools.”

According to the BC School COVID Tracker database, an online group that tracks COVID-19 cases in schools across B.C., there have been 3,770 exposure incidents at 1,029 schools to date – 641 schools with multiple exposure events.

-With files from Kirsten Clarke/Richmond News