Fraser Health has flagged another Coquitlam district high school over a COVID-19 exposure.
Centennial secondary is the fourth high school and 11th school overall that has reported a COVID-19 exposure in School District 43.
The latest exposure is said to have occurred on Oct. 15 and 16 but was reported Friday.
There are currently five active exposures at Tri-City schools, including at Banting middle school, Glen elementary, and at Centennial, Heritage Woods and Port Moody secondaries.
To date, roughly 17% of SD43 schools and 36% of high schools have been hit by a COVID-19 exposure event.
In the last 10 days the number of schools with an exposure event in the Fraser Health region — which includes the Tri-Cities, Burnaby and Surrey — jumped from 57 to 93, a 63% spike.
According to Fraser Health, a school “exposure” 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. Finally, an “outbreak” at a school means “multiple individuals with lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection” and that “transmission is likely widespread.”
Fraser Health School Exposures