COVID-19 cases have been reported at Coghlan Fundamental and James Hill elementary schools in Langley.
Parents were notified Friday, Jan. 29, that a person with COVID-19 was at Coghlan at 4452 256th St. on Tuesday, Jan. 26 and Wednesday, Jan. 27.
A person with COVID-19 was at James Hill at 22144 Old Yale Rd. on Jan. 26.
In both cases, the person was described as a member of the school community and is self-isolating at home with support from local public health teams.
Fraser Health Authority is working to trace contacts and find out how the person got infected and who they were in close contact with.
A Fraser Health statement said “we phone or send letters to the staff and students who were in close contact with the person and need to self-isolate” and “might send letters to some staff and students and ask them to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19”.
Public health will only contact a parent if they or their child was directly exposed to COVID-19.
James Hill Elementary is located in Murrayville and presently has a population of approximately 300 students from kindergarten through Grade 5 and houses a daycare/preschool and a Strong Start Centre on site.
Coghlan Fundamental offers classes K-7 and describes itself online as a “school of choice which offers families a small school environment in a rural setting.”