Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Cambridge Elementary in Surrey, after seven COVID-19-positive cases were identified.
“As a precautionary measure to respond to this outbreak, Fraser Health has advised the Surrey School District to close Cambridge Elementary School for a two-week period to break any chains of COVID-19 transmission that may be present at the school,” according to a news release from Fraser Health tonight (Nov. 14).
Letter for Cambridge Elementary community. One of three letters related to @Fraserhealth declaration of outbreak. Closure until Nov. 30th, mass testing, and this letter for students/staff to self-isolate. #sd36learn #surreybc @CityofSurrey pic.twitter.com/sFqEpmInPh
— Jordan Tinney (@jordantinney) November 16, 2020
Surrey School District superintendent Jordan Tinney shared a note Saturday that was sent to parents that advised the school will be closed until Nov. 30.
“We recognize that this has been a stressful time as you wait for further information, and appreciate the fact that this closure will cause disruption and inconvenience for many,” the message to parents read. “The safety of our school community is of utmost importance and we appreciate your patients and understanding.”
Also, Fraser Health is working closely with the Delta School District to manage a cluster of COVID-19 cases at Jarvis Traditional Elementary School in North Delta.
“Six COVID-19-positive cases have been identified at this location,” the health authority says. “As a result of this cluster, the Delta School District has advised Fraser Health that they will functionally close Jarvis Elementary School for a two-week period due to the staffing challenges presented by the cluster.”
For more information about COVID-19 school exposures in the Fraser Health region, visit fraserhealth.ca/schoolexposures.