Fourth Coquitlam district high school reports COVID-19 exposure

To date, roughly 17% of SD43 schools and 36% of high schools have been hit by a COVID-19 exposure event.

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.

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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.” 

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