Update #1 COVID-19 – March 2, 2020 – Media Release: COVID-19 Update

Media Release

In response to recent concerns around the spread of COVID-19 and student travel groups, School District 60 has connected with our Northern Health Medical Officer and confirmed the following information and procedures:

  • There are currently no confirmed cases in our region
  • The risk for transmission in BC remains low
  • Updates and the latest information on COVID can be found on the Northern Health Website at
  • No additional measures are recommended at this point beyond the hygiene procedures and self-monitoring that have been communicated via the health authorities and parent letters. These resources can also be found on our district website at
  • Out of an abundance of caution, the district is providing additional sanitizer products to all schools and our custodians are providing enhanced disinfectant protocols in all schools.
  • The medical health officer does not recommend the quarantine of all students returning from travel. Any staff or students who are symptomatic are encouraged to self-isolate and seek medical attention.

Stephen Petrucci

Superintendent

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Contact

Anyoneconcerned that they may have been exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of the novelcoronavirus, should contact their primary care provider, local public health office, orcall 8-1-1.

Public Health Agency of Canada has set up a 2019 novel coronavirus telephoneinformation line at: 1-833-784-4397.

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