Seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 have led to a closure at Cascade Christian School in Chilliwack.
Fraser Health confirmed that the independent school is experiencing what they categorize as a cluster.
According to their website, a cluster is considered “two or more individuals with lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection who attended school during their infectious period. The cases may be linked to school-based transmission.”
The exposure dates at Cascade were: Jan. 14, 15, 18 and 19.
The closure of the school will run until Feb. 5, and that was the decision of the school “out of an abundance of caution.” says Fraser Health. They say they are working closely with the school to contact trace and communicate with the school community.
For more information about COVID-19 school exposures in the Fraser Health region, visit fraserhealth.ca/schoolexposures.
They are also reminding everyone in the Fraser Health region that it is “critically important” to use the COVID-19 assessment tool and get tested as soon as you have COVID-19-like symptoms, even mild ones.
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.
There are currently seven active exposure notices at Chilliwack public schools, and one at Squiala elementary school, which is independent.
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