A case of COVID-19 has been reported at Langley Secondary School (LSS), Langley Online and Distribution Learning (Langley Education Centre), as well a report that a staffer at Otter Co-op has been diagnosed.
Letters sent to parents from the Fraser Health Authority on Monday, Nov. 9 said an “individual with COVID-19” was at the secondary school at 21405 56th Ave. on six days; Oct. 27, 28, 30 and Nov. 2, 3, 4.
While an individual with COVID-19 was at the learning centre, located at the same address, on Nov. 2.
As a result, Public Health advised it has initiated contact tracing to “identify any staff and students at LSS that need to self-isolate or self-monitor for symptoms.”
It will continue to investigate the exposure at the school and will only phone staff and students that public health has identified as needing to self-isolate for 14 days from when they were exposed.
Public Health may send letters to staff and students who will be asked to self-monitor for symptoms. These staff/students may continue to attend school while monitoring for symptoms.
“It is important to note that receipt of this letter does not mean you will be contacted by public health. You will not be contacted by public health unless you were directly exposed to COVID-19,” the letter said.
“Please have your child continue to attend school and monitor for symptoms compatible to COVID-19 as per your school policies.”
For privacy reasons, it said the agency cannot give out any more specific details on the COVID-19 exposure.
In the meantime, a letter was issued from Otter Co-op dated Nov. 6 saying that a member of its staff, working at the food store on 248th Street, has been diagnosed with the coronavirus.
“We’ve learned that one of our team members working at our Co-op has been confirmed to have COVID-19,” said the letter, noting they’ve asked other staff working in direct contact with that employee to self-isolate, as well.
They also conducted what they described as a “deep-clean” of the location, contacted the public health authority, and may have to consider closing temporarily if deemed necessary “to ensure safety of our community.”