This afternoon – Friday, April 23, St. Joe’s received an email from Vancouver Coastal Health informing us that there had been a potential community-based exposure at St. Joe’s on Monday, April 19. Coastal Health has been in regular contact with the family. The school has already sent out an update letter to all grade-specific families, as per exact VCH instructions, informing them to self-monitor until May 3. Due to privacy reasons, the specific grade and family is not permitted to be published. The self-monitorig process is exactly the same process that has been asked of every family each day prior to attending school.
If you did not receive a call from VCH, there is no need to follow any special protocols, beyond these daily health checks for symptoms. Please refer to the prior school blog for a copy of the daily health checklist. Testing stations will only accept people who are experiencing COVID-related symptoms.
Please remember that, as with our previous community-based exposure, we are called to be both supportive and compassionate. This is not a time to try to point fingers or blame, as a community-based exposure of this sort can potentially happen to any school family.