Ballenas Secondary in Parksville. (Google Maps)

Ballenas Secondary in Parksville. (Google Maps)

COVID-19: Case confirmed at Ballenas Secondary School in Parksville

Dates of exposure listed as Friday, Jan. 22 and morning of Monday, Jan. 25

Another COVID-19 case has been confirmed in School District 69 (Qualicum).

The district issued a press release saying the case involved an individual at Ballenas Secondary School, with dates of exposure being Friday, Jan. 22 and the morning of Monday, Jan. 25.

This follows a confirmed case on Sunday, Jan. 24, of an individual at PASS/Woodwinds (140 Renz Rd. in Parksville), with a last date of attendance of Jan. 22.

Island Health staff have initiated contact tracing to identify individuals needing to self-isolate or self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms. All contact tracing at Ballenas is expected to be concluded by the end of day Jan. 27 and all members of the school community will have received direct communication.

READ MORE: COVID-19 coverage here

Anyone who has not received a phone call from public health officials is advised to continue to attend school and monitor for COVID-19 symptoms as per BCCDC guidelines noted in the daily health check form.

For privacy reasons, further details cannot be given out.

Additional information relating to exposures in school can be found on the Island Health Exposures in Schools page at https://www.islandhealth.ca/learnabout-health/covid-19/exposures-schools and in the general information for

schools on the BCCDC website at http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/childcare-schools.

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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