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Third COVID-19 exposure flagged at Port Coquitlam high school

The latest exposure dates for Terry Fox secondary are Nov. 12 and 13
Terry Fox secondary has been flagged for possible COVID-19 exposures
Terry Fox secondary has been flagged for possible COVID-19 exposures at the Port Coquitlam school on Nov. 12, 13.

Terry Fox secondary school has been flagged for a third time by Fraser Health as having someone with a positive COVID-19 test on school grounds.

The Port Coquitlam high school has been identified on the school exposure portal every week for the last three weeks, with the latest exposure on Nov. 12 and 13.

Previously, there was someone who tested positive at the site located at 1260 Riverwood Gate on Oct. 26, 27, 28 and 29 and Nov. 4.

The early exposure notices comes as Fraser Health has stated it would try to get these notices out to parents sooner. 

According to the health authority, a school “exposure” usually indicates a single person with a lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection attended school during their infectious period.

A school “cluster,” on the other hand, indicates possible school-based transmission with two or more lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 attending school while infectious, and an “outbreak” indicates “multiple individuals with lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection” and that “transmission is likely widespread.”

In recent days there was also an employee at the No Frills store in Port Coquitlam who tested positive for COVID-19.

Tomorrow night, Tuesday, Nov. 24, School District 43 will be providing a COVID-19 update during its school board meeting via Zoom.

Fraser Health school exposures:

Map by Gary McKenna/Tri-City News