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COVID exposure alert at Richmond high school

Hugh McRoberts secondary sent a letter to parents on Monday, Feb. 15
Hugh McRoberts secondary issued a COVID exposure notice on Monday

A high school in Richmond has issued a possible COVID-19 exposure alert to parents.

The email, dated Monday, Feb. 15 – posted on the Facebook page BC School COVID Tracker – was sent by Hugh McRoberts secondary.

It states that the school has “just been notified that there may have been an exposure to the COVID-19 virus in our school community.”

Then email adds that Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has already contacted people deemed to have been in close contact and advised them to self-isolate.

Parents have been told that, at this time, there is no evidence to suggest that staff or the wider school community is at risk.

The news comes as dozens of schools across the province reported similar exposure alerts over the weekend.

Since Saturday, 124 new school exposures were listed by BC School COVID Tracker on Facebook.

The Burnaby, Coquitlam, Langley, and Surrey school districts are among those in the Fraser Health region reporting a number of new potential exposures.

Richmond’s health region of VCH has yet to update its official list of new exposures.

As well as the school exposures, new cases at the elementary school level are being linked back to hockey programs.

A hockey club in West Vancouver sent a letter to parents confirming three U-11 players tested positive for COVID-19, with the club saying they contracted the virus while carpooling to a non-team activity.