Sept. 10, 2020 — In the photo is a W.L. McLeod student wearing a mask in a school bus, on his first day back-to-school. This year, due to COVID-19, students will have a different year than most. The President of B.C. Teachers’ Federation told Black Press Sept. 9, that she had a lot of mixed feeling about how ready the education system is for students to be coming back-to-school. Meanwhile, Libby Hart, Principal of W.L. Mcleod Elementary School in Vanderhoof said,” We know some of the families are still unsure, but most of our families have been great in connecting with us and talking to us.” Photos continued on Page 7. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Sept. 10, 2020 — In the photo is a W.L. McLeod student wearing a mask in a school bus, on his first day back-to-school. This year, due to COVID-19, students will have a different year than most. The President of B.C. Teachers’ Federation told Black Press Sept. 9, that she had a lot of mixed feeling about how ready the education system is for students to be coming back-to-school. Meanwhile, Libby Hart, Principal of W.L. Mcleod Elementary School in Vanderhoof said,” We know some of the families are still unsure, but most of our families have been great in connecting with us and talking to us.” Photos continued on Page 7. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Education

Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Surrey independent school

30 cases identified at Regent Christian Academy

Fraser Health has declared an outbreak at Regent Christian Academy in Surrey.

The health authority said 30 cases were identified at the school, according to an information bulletin Friday (Dec. 11).

The school is located at 15100-66A Ave.

“As a precautionary measure,” the school will be closing and switching to remote learning until Dec. 18, “when the school would have closed for the holidays, in order to break any chains of COVID-19 transmission that may be present at the school.”

According to Fraser Health, if a student or teacher receives a positive test, the health authority “follows a rigorous protocol” that includes contact tracing and “close communication” with the school community.

Earlier this week, Fraser Health posted exposure notices for the following dates: Nov. 30, Dec. 1-4 and 7.

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This is the third school in Surrey to declare at COVID-19 outbreak, with two of those in the Surrey school district.

Cambridge Elementary reported its outbreak on Nov. 14, and reopened on Nov. 30. Newton Elementary declared its outbreak Nov. 27, and is set to reopen Dec. 14.

READ ALSO: Second Surrey elementary school declares COVID-19 outbreak, closes for two weeks, Nov. 27, 2020

READ ALSO: Schools exempt from new mask mandate, but concern mounting in Surrey, Nov. 20, 2020

Meantime, Fraser Health has declared the outbreak over at Amica White Rock in South Surrey.



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