A reminder to students at Surrey’s Strawberry Hill Elementary to physically distance during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

A reminder to students at Surrey’s Strawberry Hill Elementary to physically distance during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

COVID-19

10 Surrey schools report COVID-19 exposures in addition to outbreak at Newton Elementary

INTERACTIVE TABLE: Search for schools, organize by exposure dates

*This story will be updated as the Now-Leader finds out about COVID-19 exposures in school.

Surrey school district Superintendent Jordan Tinney and the district have been tweeting out exposure notices at schools almost daily since schools reopened Sept. 8.

Meantime, there have been a handful of exposure notices at independent schools in the city.

Fraser Health created a webpage listing school exposures, including those at independent schools.

READ MORE: What happens at a Surrey school when someone tests positive for COVID-19?

They are broken down by district and then whether it was an exposure, a cluster, a “functional” closure or an outbreak.

An exposure is a single person with a confirmed positive case who attended school during the infectious period.

A cluster is “two or more” people with positive cases who were at the school during their infectious period. Fraser Health has added that the cases “may be linked to school-based transmission.”

A “functional” closure refers to a voluntary closure of a school, “either entire or in part, due to operational limitations as a result of a number of staff and/or students needing to self-isolate at home.”

An outbreak is “multiple” people with positive cases and transmission “is likely widespread within the school setting.”



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