COVID-19 in B.C.: 78 schools with new exposure dates in all five health regions

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      Over the past three days, all five health regions added schools with new exposure dates to their lists, for a total of 78 schools across the province.

      Fraser Health, and Surrey, once again had the most schools with new exposures.

      In addition, one school—Newton Elementary—had an outbreak declared and it has been temporarily closed for two weeks.

      B.C. provincial health officer has stated several times, including again at today's B.C. COVID-19 briefing, that exposure events in schools do not mean transmission, which she said has not been happening very often and that transmission is very rare from children to others. She had previously explained that cases in school reflect what is happening in communities—accordingly, this list can provide some sense of where hot spots may be (particularly at schools that have several repeated exposure events) or new areas that the virus is entering. 

      For today's B.C. COVID-19 update, see this article.

      Island Health

      Island Health had four schools in Port Alberni with new exposures:

      • Maquinna Elementary School (3881 Bruce Street) had exposures on November 19, 20, 23, 24, and 25;
      • A.W. Neill Elementary School (5055 Compton Road) had exposures on November 23 and 24;
      • EJ Dunn Elementary School (3500 Argyle Street) had an exposure on November 24;
      • Eighth Avenue Learning Centre (2941 8th Avenue) had exposures on November 24 and 25.
      Silver Star Elementary

      Interior Health

      Interior Health had eight schools with new dates.

      In Cranbrook, St. Mary's Catholic Independent School (1701 5th Street South), which had a previous exposure event from November 17 to 19, added November 23.

      In Vernon, Silver Star Elementary (1404 35th Avenue) had exposures from November 23 to 24.

      Four schools in Kelowna had new dates:

      • Kelowna Secondary School (1079 Raymer Avenue)—which previously had an exposure event from October 19 to 21; a second case on October 21; a third event from October 28 to 30; four new cases from October 2 to 4; another event from October 5 to 6; and added November 9, 10, 12, and 18—added November 19 to 20;
      • Lakeside School (429 Collett Road) had exposures from November 24 to 25;
      • Rutland Senior Secondary (705 Rutland Road North), which had a previous exposure on November 16, added November 17 to 19;
      • Quigley Elementary School (705 Kitch Road), which previously had exposures from November 17 to 19, added November 23 to 25.

      In Summerland, Giant's Head Elementary (10503 Prairie Valley Road) had exposures from November 23 to 26.

      In Revelstoke, École des Glaciers Elementary (1950 Park Drive) had an exposure on November 23.

      Beaverly Elementary

      Northern Health

      Northern Health had nine schools with new exposures.

      In Burns Lake, William Konkin Elementary School (9750 Carroll Street), which had a previous exposure on November 16, had new exposures from November 23 to 24.

      In Prince George, four schools had new dates:

      • École College Heights School (5410 Cowart Road) has exposures from November 19 to 20 and 20 to 24;
      • Beaverly Elementary School (9777 Western Road) had exposures from November 23 to 24;
      • Prince George Secondary School (2901 Griffiths Avenue), which previously had an exposure date of October 2, added November 18;
      • Foothills Elementary (4375 Eaglenest Crescent) had an exposure on November 23.

      In Fort St. James, three schools added dates:

      • Bert Bowes Middle School (9816 106th Street), which had a previous exposure on November 16, added November 18 to 20;
      • David Hoy Elementary (Birch Street West at 4th Avenue West), which previously had an exposure incident from September 17 to 18, had new exposures from November 25 to 26;
      • Fort St. James Secondary School (450 Douglas Avenue), which previously had exposures from November 19 to 20, added November 20 to 26.

      In Fort St. John, North Peace Secondary School (9304 86th Street)—which previously had exposures on November 10, 12, 13, 16, and 19—added November 20.

      Acwsalcta School

      Vancouver Coastal Health

      Vancouver Coastal Health had 11 schools with new dates.

      In Bella Coola, Acwsalcta School (Snuqaax Mamnta) had exposures from November 24 to 26.

      In Richmond, Richmond Secondary School (7171 Minoru Boulevard)—which previously had exposures from October 7 to 9, and from November 2 to 3—added November 24 to 25 as an exposure event.

      Vancouver had five schools with new dates:

      • King David Secondary School (5718 Willow Street)—which previously had an exposure on November 16 and 20—added November 23 and 25 to 26;
      • Sir Alexander Mackenzie Elementary (960 East 39th Avenue) had exposures from November 19 to 20;
      • Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School (419 East 24th Avenue)—which previously had exposures on September 30; from October 1 to 2; from October 7 to 9; on November 2; and from from November 19 to 20—added November 18;
      • Windermere Secondary School (3155 East 27th Avenue), which previously had exposures on November 3 and 5, added November 23 to 26;
      • St. John’s School (2215 West 10th Avenue)—which had previous exposure events from October 26 to 28 and from November 2 to 3—had exposures from November 23 to 25.

      In West Vancouver, three schools added new exposures:

      • École Cedardale (595 Burley Drive), which previously had an exposure on November 20. added November 19 to 19 and 23 to 24.
      • Collingwood School’s Wentworth campus (2605 Wentworth Avenue)—which previously had exposures on September 30, and October 1, 2, 6, and 7—added November 23 and 24.
      • Collingwood School’s Morven campus (70 Morven Drive)—which had previous exposures on October 5 and 6, and on November 16—added November 23 to 25.

      In Squamish, Howe Sound Senior Secondary School (38430 Buckley Avenue), which previously had exposures on November 16 and 17, added on November 19.

      Sperling Elementary

      Fraser Health

      Fraser Health had the most schools with new exposure dates—a total of 47 schools. 

      In Abbotsford, had four schools with new exposures:

      • Abbotsford Christian School (35011 Old Clayburn Road) temporarily closed its middle school on November 16 for two weeks after it had exposures from November 4 to 6 and from November 9 to 10 with six confirmed cases, while its elementary and secondary schools remained open. However, it had subsequent exposures from November 18 to 20, and added on November 23;
      • Abbotsford Senior Secondary (33355 Bevan Avenue)—which previously had exposure incidents on October 14, and on November 6 and 9—added November 17 to 20;
      • W.J. Mouat Secondary (32355 Mouat Drive), which previously had exposures on November 10 and 17, added November 17 to 19;
      • Mennonite Educational Institute (4081 Clearbrook Road)—which had previous exposures on October 13, 14, 16, and 30; and from November 4 to 6 and 9 to 10—had added November 18 to 20.

      Three schools in Burnaby had new dates:

      • Burnaby North Secondary (751 Hammarskjold Drive)—which previously had exposures on from October 8 to 9; from October 14 to 15; from October 28 to 30; from November 2 to 3; on November 10; and on November 9 and 12 to 13—added November 20;
      • École Marlborough Elementary (6060 Marlborough Avenue) had an exposure on November 23;
      • Sperling Elementary (2200 Sperling Avenue) had an exposure on November 24.
      École Malborough Elementary

      In Coquitlam, five schools had new dates:

      • Centennial Secondary (570 Poirier Street)—which previously had exposures from October 15 to 16; from October 19 to 21; on November 13, 16, and 17—added November 18;
      • Dr. Charles Best Secondary (2525 Como Lake Avenue), which previously had an exposure event from November 2 to 4, added November 23 to 24;
      • Pinetree Secondary (3000 Pinewood Avenue)—which had previous exposures from October 15 to 16 and 19 to 20; and on October 26, 28, and 29—added November 19 as an additional date;
      • Summit Middle School (1450 Parkway Boulevard)—which had previous exposures from October 13 to 14; from November 16 to 17; and on November 20—added November 18 to 19;
      • Our Lady of Fatima (315 Walker Street), which previously had an exposure on November 19, added November 18.

      In Chilliwack, Little Mountain Elementary (9900 Carleton Street)—which previously had exposures on October 26 and from November 2 to 3; and from November 9 to 10—added November 19 to 20.

      In Delta, four schools added new dates:

      • Brooke Elementary (8718 Delwood Drive). which previously had exposures on November 13 and 16, added November 18 to 19;
      • Burnsview Secondary (7658 112nd Street)—which previously had exposures from November 3 to 5, added November 17 to 20—added November 23;
      • Chalmers Elementary (11315 75th Avenue)—which had previous exposures on November 12, 13, and 16; and from November 17 to 20—added November 23 to 24;
      • North Delta Secondary (11447 82nd Avenue), which previously had an exposure event from November 12 to 13, had a new event from November 19 to 20.

      In Hope, Hope Secondary School (444 Stuart Street), which previously had an exposure from November 11 to 13, added November 19 to 20;

      Langley had three schools with new exposures:

      • Belmont Elementary (20390 40th Avenue), which previously had an exposure event from October 13 to 15, added November 16 to 20;
      • D.W. Poppy Secondary (23752 52nd Avenue)—which had previous exposures from October 27 to 28 and on November 12; and November 18 to 19—added November 20 and 24;
      • R.E. Mountain Secondary (7633 202a Street)—which previously had exposures from November 2 to 4; on November 9; and from November 10 to 13—added November 19, 20, 24, and 25.

      In Maple Ridge, Maple Ridge Elementary (20820 River Road), which previously had exposures on November 9 to 10 and 13, added November 16 to 18.

      In New Westminster, New Westminster Secondary (835 8th Street)—which previously had exposures from September 15 to 17; from October 14 to 16 and 20 to 21; from October 26 to 27; from November 2 to 3; and on November 9—added November 18 to 19.

      Cindrich Elementary

      Surrey once again had the most schools with new exposures and its highest number—23 schools:

      • Bear Creek Elementary (13780 80th Avenue), which previously had exposures on November 6 and 10, added November 16 to 18;
      • Chimney Hill Elementary (14755 74th Avenue)—which previously had exposures on November 11, 13, 18, and 19—added November 24;
      • Cindrich Elementary (13455 90th Avenue) had exposures from November 19 to 20;
      • Coyote Creek Elementary (8131 156th Street), which previously had an exposure on October 20, added November 16;
      • Don Christian Elementary (6256 184th Street) from November 17 to 19;
      • Ellendale Elementary (14525 110a Avenue), which previously had an exposure on November 16, added November 17;
      • Georges Vanier Elementary (6985 142nd Street)—which previously had exposures from September 29 to 30, on October 19 and November 2 and 5; and November 10—added November 16 to 17;
      • Holly Elementary (4625 62nd Street)—which previously had an exposure on November 4, and from November 10 to 12—added November 16 to 18;
      • Janice Churchill Elementary (8226 146th Street) added November 16;
      • J.T. Brown Elementary (12530 60th Avenue)—which previously had exposures on November 19 and 21—added November 20;
      • Katzie Elementary (6887 194a Street)—which previously had exposures on November 9, and on November 10, 12, and 13—added November 23;
      • L.A. Matheson Secondary (9484 122nd Street)—which had previous exposures on September 16 and October 9; from November 2 to 3; and on November 9, 12, and 16—added November 17 to 20;
      • Lena Shaw Elementary School (14250 100a Avenue)—which previously had exposures from October 5 to 9, and from October 28 to 30—added November 17 to 19;
      • Martha Jane Norris Elementary (12928 66A Avenue), which previously had an exposure event from October 13 to 16, added November 23 to 25;
      • M.B. Sanford Elementary (7318 143rd Street), which previously had exposures from November 4 to 6, added November 23 to 25;
      • Newton Elementary (13359 81st Avenue)—which previously had exposure events from October 27 to 29; on November 1; on November 5 and 10; and on November 16 and 23—added November 17 to 20 and 24 to 27—after 16 cases were confirmed, Fraser Health declared an outbreak at this school on November 27 and it has temporarily closed until December 14.
      • Semiahmoo Secondary (1785 148th Street)—which previously had exposure events from November 5 to 6; on November 10 and 12; and on November 19—added November 18;
      • Senator Reid Elementary (9341 126th Street), which previously had an exposure on October 13, on November 23;
      • Sullivan Heights Secondary (6248 144th Street)—which had previous incidents on September 8, from September 30 to October 1; from October 13 to 15, and on October 19; from October 20 to 22; on October 30; from November 3 to 5; from November 4 to 5 and 12; and on November 10 and 13—added November 17 to 20;
      • T.E. Scott Elementary (7079 148th Street)—which previously had exposures from September 14 to 15, and from November 17 to 18—had new exposures from November 19 to 20;
      • Khalsa School Newton (6933 124th Street)—which previously had exposure events from September 22 to 25; from October 20 to 22; and from October 28 to 30; and from November 16 to 17—added November 18 to 20;
      • Khalsa School Old Yale Road campus (10677 124th Street)—which previously had exposures on September 1 and 4; on October 5; and from October 27 to 30 and from November 2 to 4; and from November 5 to 6 and 12—added November 18 to 20 and 23 to 25;
      • Surrey Christian School (which of the three campuses are affected weren't specified) had an exposure event from November 19 to 20.

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