FRASER Health announced on Thursday that it has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Promontory Heights Elementary School in Chilliwack after 20 COVID-19-positive cases were identified among staff and students.
Promontory Heights Elementary School will be closed to in-person instruction while Fraser Health undertakes case and contact management. Fraser Health is collaborating with the school and Chilliwack School District as part of the outbreak response.
In a school environment, if a student or teacher receives a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, Fraser Health Public Health follows a rigorous protocol:
· Contact tracing is initiated to determine how the individual was infected and who they were in close contact with in order to advise for self-monitoring or isolation.
· Public Health staff works closely with the school and school district throughout the case and contact management process to maintain close communication with the school community.
For more information about COVID-19 school exposures in the Fraser Health region, visit fraserhealth.ca/schoolexposures.
Everyone ages 12 and over is eligible to register for and receive their COVID-19 immunization. Register at gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated and be part of COVID-19 immunity in your community.