HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. -Northern Health is warning of a possible COVID-19 exposure at Hudson’s Hope school earlier this month.

The health authority says students and staff may have been exposed to to the virus from Oct. 26 to Nov. 4. It’s the first school in the Peace River North district to be added to the health authority’s exposure list.

Superintendent Stephen Petrucci says it’s not a case of transmission. Classes continue, said Petrucci, as exposure was limited, he said.

“A school exposure means that it’s not a case of transmission at school,” said Petrucci. “It’s a case of someone in the school community having tested positive and having been in some kind of contact at school.”

Northern Health will do contact tracing to identify any other people who may have been infected.

The school continues to follow its COVID-19 safety protocols, Petrucci said.

If you do not receive a phone call or letter from Public Health, your child should continue to attend school. You can monitor your child for COVID-19 symptoms daily using the BC COVID-19 Health Assessment Tool.

For more information and resources regarding COVID-19, visit our Coronavirus Information (COVID-19) page or B.C.’s Back to School Plan.

By: Tom Summer, Local Journalism Initiative
Source: Alaska Highway News