School District 69 (Qualicum) announced late Monday (Nov. 23) a case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Kwalikum Secondary School.
A district press release said the last date of attendance for the individual involved was Nov. 19.
“As this is a single case, public health officials refer to it as an exposure, and not a cluster or an outbreak,” read the release. “Public health staff are completing contact tracing to identify any individuals needing to self-isolate and self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms.”
A general notification to the school community was issued on Monday afternoon. The district says anyone who has not received a phone call from public health officials is asked to continue to attend school and to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms as per BCCDC guidelines noted in the daily health check form.
“For privacy reasons, we cannot give out further details,” stated the release.
— NEWS Staff