A reminder to students at Surrey’s Strawberry Hill Elementary to physically distance during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 5, 2021, the Surrey school district confirmed five more cases of a COVID-19 variant had been confirmed at five different schools. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

A reminder to students at Surrey’s Strawberry Hill Elementary to physically distance during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 5, 2021, the Surrey school district confirmed five more cases of a COVID-19 variant had been confirmed at five different schools. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

District sends out variant exposure notices to five Surrey schools

Superintendent says letters were issued March 3 and 4

Surrey school district Superintendent Jordan Tinney says the district has issued COVID-19 variant exposure notices to five more schools this week.

In a tweet Friday (March 5), Tinney said the district had issued the letters March 3 and 4 to Kwantlen Park Secondary (Feb. 25-26), McLeod Road Traditional Elementary (Feb. 23-25), Goldstone Park Elementary (Feb. 22-23), Strawberry Hill Elementary (Feb. 24) and Johnston Heights Secondary (Feb. 24-25).

The tweet doesn’t mention which strain, or strains, of the variant were detected at the schools. It also doesn’t mention if any classes or cohorts are in isolation.

This is the third notice this week of variant exposures at the district.

On Tuesday, Fraser Health confirmed six classes at four schools were in isolation.

On Monday, Fraser Health confirmed three variant cases at two schools.

READ ALSO: Six classes at four Surrey schools isolating after COVID-19 variants detected, March 3, 2021

READ ALSO: Mass testing reveals three COVID-19 variant cases at two Surrey elementary schools, March 1, 2021

INTERACTIVE TABLE: Ongoing COVID-19 exposures, variants at Surrey schools



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