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Another Richmond school flagged for COVID-19 exposure

Nearly 70 per cent of children aged 12 and up in Richmond have received their first vaccine dose
Anderson elementary school Richmond
There has been a COVID-19 exposure at Anderson elementary.

Vancouver Coastal Health is warning of a COVID-19 exposure at another Richmond school.

The elementary school has been added to the health authority’s online list of school exposures.

The exposure occurred on June 4 at Anderson elementary.

According to VCH, exposures occur when someone with COVID-19 was in the school during their infectious period, however, in the “vast majority” of cases there is no transmission of the virus in the school setting.

Anyone identified as a close contact of the case is contacted directly by public health and asked to self-isolate. People who have not been contacted by public health do not need to self-isolate.

As of June 7, 69 per cent of children aged 12 and older in Richmond have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control’s surveillance dashboard.

Meanwhile, across B.C., 72.4% of that age group has received their first dose as of June 9.

Other recent school exposures in Richmond occurred at Hugh Boyd secondary (May 31 and June 1 to 2), Richmond Secondary (May 31), Palmer Secondary (May 27 to 28) and Walter Lee elementary (May 27 to 28).