Powell River school district reports on positive COVID-19 test

School District 47 sends out advisory; schools remain open

School District 47 has reported that a member of the school community has tested positive for COVID-19 while away from the school setting.

In a letter to parents/guardians, students and staff, superintendent of schools Dr. Jay Yule stated: “Please be assured that we have worked with our local health authority to determine if there was any risk to other members of our school community, or if any additional steps were required. We will continue to follow the health authority’s guidance.

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“The local health authority has connected directly with any individuals who may have been exposed with further instructions. It has been determined that school personnel, students and parents are at low risk. If the health authority contacts you, please follow their advice carefully.”

Yule stated that the school district asks for patience, and it will communicate additional information as it becomes available.

“The safety and well-being of our students, families and staff remains our highest priority,” stated Yule. “Please be reassured that our schools will continue to implement the strict protocols and procedures we have in place so that children can continue to attend school as safely as possible.”

Yule added that if people have symptoms, to stay home and follow the guidance from the BC Centre for Disease Control, and for further information, to visit the Vancouver Coastal Health website at vch.ca.

 
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