Extra COVID-19 exposures have been reported in colleges within the Larger Victoria space over the Easter weekend – Sooke Information Mirror

Additional COVID-19 exposures were reported at schools in Victoria, Colwood, Langford and Saanich over the Easter weekend.

Dunsmuir Middle School in Colwood was added to Island Health’s COVID-19 exposure list on April 2, and students and staff may have been exposed to the positive case on March 29, 30, and 31, or April 1.

The Sooke School District tweeted that Island Health is conducting a contact trace to identify anyone who needs to self-isolate or monitor for symptoms.

Dunsmuir joins Cedar Hill Middle School and Oak Bay High School, which were added to the list earlier this week after positive cases were identified in the schools on March 29 and March 30, respectively.

Late Saturday night, the Greater Victoria School District announced that Cedar Hill is getting additional exposure. The exposure dates for this case include March 30th, March 31st and April 1st.

Cedar Hill Middle School has seen additional exposure to COVID-19. The possible exposure dates are March 30th, March 31st, and April 1st, 2021. Island Health is completing contact tracing to identify anyone who needs to self-isolate or monitor for symptoms. pic.twitter.com/P9SylvljG3

– Greater Victoria SD (@ sd61schools) April 4, 2021

Later on Saturday, the Greater Victoria School District announced that Oaklands Elementary School was also dealing with COVID-19 exposure and students and staff may be on May 29th, 30th.

On Sunday, the Sooke School District announced an unveiling at Belmont Secondary School in Langford. Students and staff there may have been exposed to a positive case on April 1st.

Island Health will keep track of contacts for all new cases.

In late February, Island Health warned that there would be a very likely increase in school loads in the weeks following students’ return from the March vacation. Since then, Greater Victoria has seen six school admissions, including the two separate falls at Cedar Hill Elementary.

The health department has asked parents to keep their children out of school even if they show only mild symptoms. These symptoms include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, loss of smell or appetite, muscle pain, tiredness and headache, diarrhea, and nausea or vomiting.

“Make an appointment to have your child and any other symptomatic family members tested, especially if you traveled over the spring break,” Island Health said.

READ: COVID-19 case found at Saanich Middle School

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