Categories: HomeLocal NewsNews

More Greater Victoria schools hit with COVID-19 exposures

COVID-19 cases have been confirmed at three more Greater Victoria schools, according to Island Health.

Students and staff who attended Cedar Hill Middle School in Saanich on Nov. 24 may have come in contact with the virus. At Gordon Head Middle School in Saanich, the potential dates of exposure were Nov. 23, 24 and 24.

Finally, Pacific Christian School in Saanich has found at least one new case on its elementary school side. Those who attended school there on Nov. 22, 23, 24 or 25 may have been at risk of contracting COVID-19.

In total, nine Greater Victoria schools are facing potential exposures as of Dec. 2.

READ ALSO: Canadians in South Africa face cancelled flights, uncertainty as they try to return

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.

READ ALSO: Our Place Society receives ‘truckloads’ of clothing from Camosun group


Do you have a story tip? Email:

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook.

Victoria News Staff

Leave a Comment
Published by
Victoria News Staff

Recent Posts

6 arrested in Victoria after group blocks northbound lanes of Douglas Street downtown

Save Old Growth continues campaign calling for end to old growth logging around B.C.

23 mins ago

Victoria’s Hermann’s Jazz Club makes first and only pandemic plea amid struggles

Recent capacity restrictions have been the hardest yet on local music institution

2 hours ago

RCMP searching for missing father and daughter in possible custody dispute

“We believe that Jesse Bennet is actively evading police”

2 hours ago

Esquimalt-born, Gorge-trained goalkeeper signs with England’s West Ham United FC

Emily Moore trained with pro team last summer, on contract through end of the season

2 hours ago

Tsunami advisory triggers approximately 900 Saanich Peninsula Alert signups

System pushed out approximately 21,000 notifications following volcano eruption

3 hours ago

COVID-19 outbreak over at Saanich care home, new one declared in Nanaimo

Three resident cases are associated with the new outbreak

3 hours ago