Fraser Health authority says people at three schools in the region have tested positive for a COVID-19 variant of concern.
A news release says it is working with the Surrey school district to manage COVID-19 exposures at Queen Elizabeth Secondary School, Frank Hurt Secondary School and M.B. Sanford Elementary School.
It says the cases involving an unspecified COVID-19 variant appear to be linked to community transmissions, but the schools will remain open.
The health authority also declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Royal Columbian Hospital on Friday.
It says five patients at the hospital tested positive for COVID-19 after evidence of transmission in a medicine unit.
It says the emergency department remains open and no other areas have been impacted.
Meanwhile, an outbreak at the CareLife Fleetwood long-term care home in Surrey was declared over.