Today, Fraser Health is sharing the following information about COVID-19 in our region.
Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak over at Chartwell Carlton Care Residence in Burnaby. With the implementation of comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in care facilities, there are no longer any COVID-19 cases at this location.
Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Iqra Islamic School in Surrey after 21 COVID-19-positive cases were identified among staff and students.
Iqra Islamic School voluntarily closed on May 28, 2021 and, following the outbreak declaration, will remain closed while Fraser Health undertakes case and contact management. Fraser Health is collaborating with the school and FISA as part of the outbreak response.
In a school environment, if a student or teacher receives a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, Fraser Health Public Health follows a rigorous protocol:
- Contact tracing is initiated to determine how the individual was infected and who they were in close contact with in order to advise for self-monitoring or isolation.
- 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.
For more information about COVID-19 school exposures in the Fraser Health region, please visit fraserhealth.ca/schoolexposures.
Everyone ages 12 and over is eligible to register for and receive their COVID-19 immunization. Register at gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated and be part of COVID-19 immunity in your community.
It remains critically important for people living in the Fraser Health region to use the COVID-19 assessment tool and get tested as soon as you have COVID-19-like symptoms, even mild ones. Please don’t wait, and book or drop by one of our collection centres which are operated in partnership with local Divisions of Family Practice. People living in the Fraser Health region can find information about test collection centres by visiting Fraser Health’s website.
To book a COVID-19 testing appointment, complete a COVID-19 test booking form.
For more information about COVID-19, please visit fraserhealth.ca/covid19.
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