Still no COVID-19 on Vancouver Island as Glenlyon Norfolk School closes early for March break

There are still no cases of COVID-19 on Vancouver Island as one private school has closed its doors over concerns about links to the virus.

Glenlyon Norfolk School in Victoria announced Tuesday the closure of both of its campuses.

“We have been advised that this does not appear to be a high-risk case based on the individual’s travel,” reads a letter sent by head of school Glenn Zederayko. The letter went on to say test results should be available by Friday at the latest.

“At this point, we are unable to ascertain when it will be safe to enter the school buildings and therefore will continue to restrict access to all buildings on both campuses. Therefore, the school remains closed.”

Zederayko sent an email to parents on Monday announcing the decision to close the school early for spring break was based on one member of the school who had recently travelled and spent time in class while ill.

The school is expected to reopen after a nearly three-week break.

“We will be deep cleaning both campuses over March break with an intensive treatment and plan to resume classes as scheduled following spring break on Tuesday, March 31,” the email reads.

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