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VCH exposures in schools

Public Health will contact you directly in the case of any school exposure involving your child.


All schools in the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) region have robust safety plans in place. Schools are considered a controlled environment because they include a consistent grouping of people, such as a class setting. 

VCH's Public Health team is dedicated to consistently and vigorously monitoring and tracing cases of COVID-19 in schools and we continue to support school communities to manage cases if and when they occur.

Should a student or staff tests positive for COVID-19, our immediate priority is to notify individuals who may be exposed in the most direct manner. This is the most effective public health practice as it allows us to quickly contact affected individuals as well as maintain patient confidentiality.

When we are unable to directly reach all close contacts in a timely manner, we use other means to contact students, parents and staff, which may include a letter and/or public notification.

This page is updated when we have issued a letter or a public notification regarding an exposure at a school. Even in these situations, all close contacts would have received notification that they are at risk.

For more information, read the Joint Statement from Dr. Patricia Daly, VCH Chief Medical Health Officer and Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer.


At any time, if you or your child develop any symptoms of COVID-19, please seek testing and then self-isolate

In line with our ongoing practice on exposure reporting, VCH will use this page to provide exposure notification information related to COVID-19 within schools in the VCH region. We are providing this information so school staff, students and parents can be assured that Public Health is following up in their community and exposure risks are being mitigated to the best of our ability.

If you or your child have been identified as a positive COVID-19 case or close contact, be assured that VCH’s Public Health team will contact you directly and provide further instruction.

COVID-19 school notification process:

If a student or teacher receives a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, Public Health follows a rigorous protocol:

  • Contact tracing is initiated to determine how the individual was infected and who they were in close contact with.

  • We identify and notify close contacts who may be at an increased risk, and advise them to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days.

  • Only Public Health can determine who is a close contact. Learning groups, friends or other connections may not be determined to be a close contact. 

  • Public Health staff works closely with the school and school district throughout the case and contact management process to maintain close communication with the school community.

If your child’s school receives a notification of exposure:

A notification does not mean your child has been exposed to COVID-19. 

If you do not receive a phone call or letter from Public Health, your child should continue to attend school. You can monitor your child for COVID-19 symptoms daily using the BC COVID-19 Health Assessment Tool.

More information and resources regarding schools and COVID-19 is available at bccdc.ca/covid19.

Current exposures

Richmond Secondary School, Richmond School District
Address: 7171 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 7 to 9

Kingswood Elementary, Richmond School District
Address: 11511 King Road, Richmond, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 5 and 6
Queen Elizabeth Elementary School, Vancouver School District
Address: 4102 16th Avenue West, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 13

John Oliver Secondary School, Vancouver School District
Address: 530 East 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 9

Britannia Secondary School, Vancouver School District
Address: 1001 Cotton Drive, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 30 to October 2, October 5

Sir Charles Tupper Secondary, Vancouver School District
Address: 419 E. 24th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 30 to October 2, October 7 to 9

Lord Kitchener Elementary School, Vancouver School District
Address: 3455 West King Edward Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 5 and 7

Tyee Elementary School, Vancouver School District
Address: 3525 Dumfries Street, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 5, October 7 to 9

Admiral Seymour Elementary School, Vancouver School District
Address: 1130 Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 5 and 6

Prince of Wales Mini School, Vancouver School District
Address: 4750 Haggart Street, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 1, 2 and 5

Charles Dickens Elementary, Vancouver School District
Address: 1010 E. 17th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 2

Lord Tennyson Elementary, Vancouver School District
Address: 1936 W. 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 29 and 30

Tyee Elementary, Vancouver School District
Address: 3525 Dumfries Street, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 28 and 29

Champlain Heights Elementary, Vancouver School District
Address: 6955 Frontenac St., Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 22 to 24

Aries Program, Vancouver School District
Address: 1618 E. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 17, 18, 22, 24, 28 

Cedar Walk Program, Vancouver School District
Address: 1043 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 14, 15, 17 and 21

Elsie Roy Elementary, Vancouver School District
Address: 150 Drake Street, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 22 to 24

Vancouver Technical Secondary, Vancouver School District
Address: 2600 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 21

Gladstone Secondary, Vancouver School District
Address: 4105 Gladstone Street, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 16 to 18, September 21 to 22

Xpey’ Elementary, Vancouver School District
Address: 1950 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 10, 14, 15 and 21
Westview Elementary School, North Vancouver School District
Address: 641 West 17th Street, North Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 13 and 14

Handsworth Secondary School, North Vancouver School District
Address: 1044 Edgewood Road, North Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 13 and 14

Blueridge Elementary School, North Vancouver School District
Address: 2650 Bronte Drive, North Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 5 to 9

Seycove Secondary School, North Vancouver School District
Address: 1204 Caledonia Avenue, North Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 30 to October 5
Ecole Pauline Johnson Elementary School, West Vancouver School District
Address: 1150 22nd Street, West Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 14 and 15

Ridgeview Elementary School, West Vancouver School District
Address: 1250 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 2, 5 and 9

Hollyburn Elementary, West Vancouver School District
Address: 1329 Duchess Avenue, West Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 2

Rockridge Secondary, West Vancouver School District
Address: 5350 Headland Drive, West Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 23 to 24

Caulfeild Elementary, West Vancouver School District
Address: 4685 Keith Road, West Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 16, 17, 18, 21 and 23

Sentinel Secondary, West Vancouver School District
Address: 1250 Chartwell Drive, West Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 14 to September 18‎‎, September 21

No reported exposures at this time.

 

No reported exposures at this time.

 
Garibaldi Highlands Elementary, Sea to Sky School District
Address: 2590 Portree Way, Garibaldi Highlands, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 24, 25, 29, 30 and October 1

Howe Sound Secondary, Sea to Sky School District
Address: 38430 Buckley Avenue, Squamish, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 21 to 25

Mamquam Elementary, Sea to Sky School District
Address: 40266 Government Road, Garibaldi Highlands, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 11, 16, 17 and 18

No reported exposures at this time.

 
L’École des Navigateurs, Richmond
Address: 8580 Kilgour Place, Richmond, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 14
 
St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary School, North Vancouver
Address: 541 West Keith Road, North Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 7 to 15

Vancouver College, Vancouver
Address: 5401 Hudson Street, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 7 to 9

Notre Dame Regional Secondary School, Vancouver
Address: 2880 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 9

Collingwood School — Morven Campus, West Vancouver
Address: 70 Morven Drive, West Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 5 and 6

Mulgrave School, West Vancouver
Address: 2330 Cypress Bowl Lane, West Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): October 5 to 9

Collingwood School – Wentworth Campus, West Vancouver
Address: 2605 Wentworth Avenue, West Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 30, October 1, 2, 6 and 7

St. Andrew’s Elementary, Vancouver
Address: 450 E. 47th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 29

BC Muslim School, Richmond
Address: 12300 Blundell Road, Richmond, BC
Potential exposure date(s): September 11 to 18
 














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