New COVID cases have been reported at Parkside Centennial Elementary and R.E. Mountain Secondary schools in Langley.
On Saturday, Feb. 13, the school district sent a letter to families to notify them that a person within the school community had tested positive for coronavirus at both schools.
A person with COVID-19 was at Parkside Centennial Elementary, at 3300 – 270th St. in Aldergrove on Thursday, Feb. 11, the letter said.
And a person with COVID-19 was at R.E. Mountain Secondary School, at 7633 – 202A St. on Monday, Feb. 8, Tuesday, Feb. 9 and Wednesday, Feb. 10.
“If you are receiving this letter, it means your child may have been at the school during this time; however, the exposure did not take place in their cohort or class(es)” said Gord Stewart, superintendent of Langley schools.
In both cases, the person was self-isolating at home with support from local public health teams.
“This does not mean you or your family have been exposed to COVID-19” said a Fraser Health statement.
“The person involved has been isolated. Because of this, there is no chance of direct exposure at this time.”
Our District has sent home a COVID-19 Early Notification letter to Parkside Centennial Elementary and RE Mountain Secondary school communities today. Thank you to staff, @FraserHealth, and families for your support. Read here: https://t.co/vjkHThAPBC #MySD35Community pic.twitter.com/SqKsikjae2
— Langley Schools (@LangleySchools) February 14, 2021
The health authority asks parents to continue to send their children to school and to monitor them daily for symptoms of COVID-19.
As of Saturday, cases had been reported at 18 schools in Langley on Fraser Health’s COVID-19 school exposure list at www.fraserhealth.ca/schoolexposures, including one independent school.