Four more Greater Victoria schools are facing new COVID-19 cases, according to Island Health’s exposure list.
Students and staff who attended Gordon Head Middle School on Nov. 10 or Spencer Middle School on Nov. 8, 9 or 10 may have come in contact with the virus. At Kelset Elementary, those in the building on Nov. 8, 9 or 10 were at risk. Those at Keating Elementary were also at risk on Nov. 8, 9 and 10.
In total, there are 11 Greater Victoria schools handling COVID-19 exposures as of Nov. 17.
Exposures indicate single confirmed cases of the virus that aren’t linked to others in the school. Island Health said when a school is added to its list, it may be dealing with one or more exposures. If transmission is shown between two or more of those cases, it becomes a cluster.
Students and staff who are the most at risk of having been exposed to the virus will be contacted directly by Island Health and instructed to self-isolate. Everyone is asked to continue to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and get tested if they appear.
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