Contact Tracing (January 2022)

Changes to Contact Tracing
The Omicron variant spreads rapidly and, as such, contact tracing is a less effective measure in the timely management of COVID-19. What this means is that Public Health is no longer able to contact everyone who tests positive. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 should follow advice from the BC Centre for Disease Control, found here:, which includes:

  • How long to self-isolate depending on vaccination status
  • How to report a positive test result
  • How to notify close contacts

As Public Health is not contacting every person who tests positive, school exposures will not be issued by Public Health for individual cases. In the event of a declared outbreak, Public Health will issue a public notification. Public Health will continue to work with schools if, for example, there is a significant increase in absenteeism that is atypical for the time of year, and actions are to be taken, such as notification to the parents and guardians of the affected grade or school community.
As we return, rest assured, our focus will continue to be on the health and emotional well-being of our students and staff. Even with some changes with protocol, most will remain the same and be familiar to your children. Our staff will strive to present the same warm and welcoming space that your children are accustomed to. Thank you for your continuous partnership through these unpredictable times.