Timothy Christian School in Chilliwack on Feb. 8, 2021. Fraser Health declared an outbreak on Feb. 13 with 35 cases connected to the independent school in Rosedale. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

35 cases at Timothy Christian prompt closure of Chilliwack independent school

Students at the school transitioned to remote learning after the school closed on Feb. 4

Fraser Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Timothy Christian School in Chilliwack on Saturday (Feb. 13), after 35 COVID-19-positive cases were identified among staff and students.

Timothy Christian, an independent school, voluntarily closed on Feb. 4, and started remote learning.

“Students at the school transitioned to remote learning due to staff needing to isolate because they had COVID-19 or were in close contact with people who had COVID-19, such as colleagues and household contacts,” according to the Fraser Health news release of Feb. 16. “Fraser Health Public Health is working with the school on a plan to return to in-school instruction, which is expected to be as early as Feb. 22.

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For more information about COVID-19 school exposures in the Fraser Health region, please visit fraserhealth.ca/schoolexposures.

“It is critically important for people living in the Fraser Health region to use the COVID-19 assessment tool and get tested as soon as you have COVID-19-like symptoms, even mild ones. Please don’t wait, and book or drop by one of our collection centres which are operated in partnership with local Divisions of Family Practice.”

People living in the Fraser Health region can find information about test collection centres by visiting Fraser Health’s website.

To book a COVID-19 testing appointment, complete a COVID-19 test booking form.

For more information about COVID-19, please visit fraserhealth.ca/covid19.

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