Exposure events are taken down once the two-week monitoring period has passed.
COVID-19 school notification process
Updated September 7, 2021
If a student or teacher receives a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, Public Health follows a rigorous protocol:
Public health will investigate to determine if there were any potential close contacts within the school.
If it is determined that there are close contacts within the school, public health will notify the school administrators and request information to assist with contact tracing and provide guidance on what steps should be taken.
Public health may then:
Recommend 14-day self-isolation if necessary
Recommend self-monitoring for symptoms if necessary
Provide follow-up recommendations if necessary
Schools will ensure students who are required to self-isolate are able to continue their educational program. Together, schools and public health officials will determine if any other actions are necessary.
Parents, caregivers and families will be notified by public health if their child is determined to be a close contact of a COVID-19 positive person.
If you do not receive a phone call or letter from Public Health, your child should continue to attend school. Please monitor your child for COVID-19 symptoms daily.
SD42 COVID-19 Communicable Diseases Prevention Plan
The SD42 Communicable Diseases Prevention Plan has been developed based on guidance provided by the provincial health officer, BC Communicable Disease Control, Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health, the BC Ministry of Education, and WorkSafeBC.
Ministry of Education online resources for students to support social, emotional well-being and mental health
The BC government has created free virtual educational programs for students, parents and educators to support social and emotional well-being as part of navigating the new world of remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The free, virtual WE Well-being program was recently launched as part of the new WE Schools @home program. Accessible for grades K-12 in both English and French, the program is aimed at youth who are experiencing anxiety and social isolation. It places a special emphasis on WE Well-being online learning, including social-emotional learning and resiliency.
Foundry Ridge Meadows offers young people 12-24 access to health and social services. As of April 20, 2020, young people and their families will be able to access youth-focused virtual clinics offering counselling, peer support, primary care and family support through voice calls, video and chat.
Kids Help Phone – The website has access to support for children and youth 24/7 by text, phone, or live chat. In addition, there are resources regarding emotional support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Y Mind – The YMCA of British Columbia’s Y Mind program helps young people cope with stress, worry and anxiety. Young people 13-30 can sign up for six-week programs online for free starting early May 2020.
Parent Peer Support Family Smart Parent In Residence, Jeannie Harnett (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kerry Lawson (email@example.com ); 778-868-2404 – Family Support Institute of BC (specific to families whose children have extra support needs)
The BC Ministry of Education has created a new website that offers a collection of resources for parents and caregivers to help support their children learning at home.
This is a central place where families can find ideas for everyday educational activities, annotated links to free learning resources, as well as how to help children learn and how to ensure their well-being while they are at home.
Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District teacher librarians have curated a wide range of free online Remote Learning Resources for parents and students. Access these Remote Learning Resources through the Library tab on your school’s website. Or, click here to directly access the Remote Learning Resources.