Northern Health Warns Of New COVID Exposure At Rupert Elementary School

The exposure likely happened in early January.

Photo credit: K-J Millar/The Northern View

[This story originally appeared on The North Coast Review, a blog based in Prince Rupert that contains “items of interest to those living on the North Coast of BC.”]

A potential COVID exposure to students and staff at Lax Kxeen Elementary School has been reported by Northern Health with the Health Authority issuing a letter on January 15th, with the full document posted to the School District 52 website.

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The exposure notice notes that students and staff may have been in contact with a lab-confirmed case between January 7th and 8th.

That advisory for Lax Kxeen is the only one currently noted by Northern Health for the school district, though notices of additional potential cases have also been reportedly delivered by SD52 to parents and guardians of students at Conrad Elementary and Prince Rupert Middle School.

You can find the Northern Health update from the SD52 website here.  

The School District followed up on the Northern Health advisory with the letter to parents which notes that the positive case is that of an adult member of the school community and outlines the nature of contact tracing currently underway, though no details related to the cases of concern have been relayed in the statement.

“At this time, there is no evidence there is any risk to other members of our district school community or if any additional steps are required,” it reads. 

Written by Skeena Strong

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