Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

COVID variant confirmed at Chilliwack school

‘The virus was confirmed to be a variant of concern,’ says Fraser Health

A COVID-19 variant exposure has been confirmed at at least one school in Chilliwack.

Fraser Health sent out a self-monitoring notification letter to some families on Tuesday, April 6 stating that someone at G.W. Graham middle secondary school had tested positive for the variant of the virus.

“The virus was confirmed to be a variant of concern,” the notice reads, in part.

Other families would have received a general notification letter.

The dates of exposure are March 29, 30, 31 and April 1.

There are five other schools in the Chilliwack School District that also have exposures, although it is not known if any of them are variants of concern:

Chilliwack Middle: Exposure March 24

Chilliwack Secondary: Exposure March 29, 30 and 31

Greendale Elementary: Exposure April 1

Promontory Heights Community Elementary: Exposure March 30, 31 and April 1

Vedder Middle: Exposure March 24, 25, 26 and 29

Superintendent Rohan Arul-pragasam confirmed with The Progress that the exposure days that fall within the district’s spring break would “pertain to staff working in the building.”

For guidelines on how to handle a COVID-19 positive case in your home or what to do when your school has a positive case, visit the Fraser Health School Notifications webpage.

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