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COVID-19 exposure warning issued by Northern Health involving Prince George independent school

Immaculate Conception School exposure dates listed are Oct. 21-23
Immaculate Conception School - Prince George
Immaculate Conception School is an independent institution, part of the Diocese of Prince George. (via Google Street View)

Northern Health is advising the community of another school COVID-19 exposure event, this time involving a Prince George independent school. 

The authority says Immaculate Conception School, which is part of the Diocese of Prince George, was potentially exposed between Oct. 21 and 23. 

This is the ninth school-related exposure and the second in Prince George's community.

The other eight schools are: 

  • Fort Nelson Secondary School (SD81) - Oct. 15-16
  • Notre Dame School (Private) - Oct. 13-14, 2020
  • Prince George Secondary School (SD57) - Oct. 2, 2020
  • Dawson Creek Secondary School - South Peace Campus (SD59) - Sept. 23-25, 2020
  • David Hoy Elementary School (SD91) - Sept. 17-18, 2020
  • Quesnel Junior Secondary School (SD28) - Sept. 10-11, 15-18, 2020
  • Nak’albun Elementary School (Independent) - Sept. 16-18, 2020
  • Ecole Frank Ross Elementary School (SD59) - Sept. 10-11, 2020

Should a student or teacher receive a positive COVID-19 test, Northern Heath's school notification process is as follows:

  • Contact tracing is initiated to determine how the individual was infected and who they were in close contact with
  • We identify and notify close contacts who may be at an increased risk, and advise them to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days
  • Only Public Health can determine who is a close contact
    • Learning groups, friends or other connections may not be determined to be a close contact
  • 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