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Dear Parents, Guardians, Families and Staff,

This letter is to provide notification that an additional member of your school community has tested
positive for COVID-19.

The individuals in this cluster are isolating and are being followed by Island Health.

Dates of potential exposure in the school community occurred:

Mar 29, 30, 31, April 1, 2021

Island Health is completing contact tracing to identify any staff or students that need to self-isolate or
self-monitor for symptoms.

Receiving this letter does not mean you or your child has been exposed to COVID-19.

The intent of this letter is to share information with the school community and advise you on next
steps being taken by Island Health.

HOW IS COVID-19 SPREAD?

COVID-19 is primarily spread by the respiratory droplets an infected person produces when they
breathe, cough, sneeze, talk, or sing. If you are in close contact with an infected person for a prolonged
period of time, the virus can enter your body if droplets get into your throat, nose, or eyes.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

  • Phone calls or letters will be sent to staff and students that Island Health has identified as needing to
    self-isolate for 14 days from when they were exposed.
  • If you do not receive a phone call or letter, continue to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and
    seek testing and self-isolate if symptoms begin.
  • For privacy reasons, we cannot give out any specific details on the COVID-19 exposure other than the information provided above.

Yours in health,

Sandra Allison, MD, MPH, CCFP, FCFP, FRCPC
Medical Health Officer
Island Health

Dee Hoyano, MD, FRCPC
Medical Health Officer
Island Health

Scott Stinson
Superintendent of Schools/CEO
Sooke School District