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COVID-19 exposure reported at North Van's Lynnmour Elementary

North Van school district to discuss COVID-19 protocols Tuesday evening
Lynnmour school

Lynnmour Elementary in North Vancouver is the latest school on the North Shore to report an exposure to COVID-19.

Parents received a letter Saturday, warning that a Grade 5/6 class had potentially been exposed on Nov. 3 and 4 to a classmate or staff member who tested positive. Students have been told to monitor themselves for symptoms.

In the past two weeks, families of students in a Grade 11 and LAC class at Sutherland Secondary and a Grade 10 cohort including French and engineering classes at Carson Graham received similar notices for exposure dates at the end of October.

A Grade 1 class at Highlands Elementary was also told to self-isolate.

On Monday, Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer, stressed the need to keep schools open. Henry said the large number of new cases in Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health in the past week are not being driven by what's happening in schools. "What we need to do is focus on reducing transmission in the community, to protect the important aspects of schools and that includes in classroom schooling," she said.

On Tuesday night the topic of COVID-19 in schools will be discussed by school district staff and trustees  at the North Vancouver School District’s public standing committee on education beginning at 7 p.m. The update on measures being taken to address the pandemic in the school district and how provincial and federal funds are being spent is open to the public online. You can find the link to the agenda here