A person at Garibaldi Secondary College in Maple Ridge has examined constructive for COVID-19 after coming into shut contact with somebody who has been identified with a variant of the virus.
Fraser Well being stated it’s working with the college to handle the COVID-19 publicity.
“This variant kind of virus could unfold extra simply. The case with the variant doesn’t attend Garibaldi Secondary College,” notes Fraser Well being in an announcement despatched out on Sunday night.
Fraser Well being says it’s now arranging for testing to happen on Monday for employees and college students who could have are available in contact with the college case.
Maple Ridge testing centre can be closed tomorrow to assist the college testing. Solely these college students and workers who’ve been recognized as shut contacts of the constructive faculty case can be examined and have been contacted.
“If in case you have not been contacted, there is no such thing as a threat of publicity recognized,” says Fraser Well being. The college will stay open.
The well being authority didn’t verify whether or not the person on the faculty was in touch with the South African or UK variant strains. There are confirmed circumstances of each strains in BC.
“The variant pressure can transmit extra rapidly and simply however doesn’t appear to trigger extra extreme sickness, nor intervene with the effectiveness of vaccines, nor have an effect on our capacity to check for the virus,” acknowledged Fraser Well being.