UPDATE: School District 68 advised Thursday of another COVID-19 case involving a Wellington Secondary School student or staff member, with the same March 29-30 exposure dates as the case earlier this week.
Health officials do not believe the virus transmission happened at the school, as the cases have not been classified as a cluster.
PREVIOUSLY POSTED: Health officials expected rising case counts would mean more reports of COVID-19 cases at schools, and that happened with a case at Nanaimo’s Wellington Secondary School.
In a social media post, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools said potential COVID-19 exposure dates at Wellington were March 29 and 30. According to Island Health, an exposure is defined as “the presence of lab-confirmed COVID-19 case(s) in the school during a period of communicability.”
Stronger mask regulations come into effect today, April 1, with face coverings required for students from Grades 4-12 in all indoor areas and on buses, whether in or out of their learning group.
Schools remain on Island Health’s exposure list 14 days after the last exposure date.
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