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Burnaby school office shut down by Fraser Health for 10 days due to COVID-19

Fraser Health launches new coronavirus tracker for workplaces
Students at CDI College can't go into the classroom due to a closure notice. iStock

A Burnaby post-secondary school has been shut down by Fraser Health due to COVID-19.

On April 12, Fraser Health added a "Workplace closures" page to its website and it lists CDI College at 3777 Kingsway as being closed down temporarily. It is an administration office for the school.

This follows Fraser Health closing down the SuperValu grocery story in Greystone Village in North Burnaby for 10 days starting April 13.

The new system for triggering closures and subsequently reporting them puts more control in the hands of each of British Columbia's five health authority regions and was announced by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on April 8.

"Workplaces continue to see COVID-19 transmission, clusters and outbreaks," explains Fraser Health. 

"When three or more people in a workplace have COVID-19 with likely transmission in the workplace, the workplace will be ordered to close, helping reduce transmission of COVID-19 in our communities," notes the health authority, per Dr. Henry's orders. 

"The closure notice may be served by Public Health or WorksafeBC and the closure will remain in place for a minimum of 10 days to prevent further transmission of COVID-19."

Reporting began April 12 in Fraser Health, and 13 businesses went on the closure list. Those businesses include restaurants, retail stores, and even an outpost of Service BC. Only one of the named locations, Sasquatch Mountain Resort in Agassiz, was the subject of a public exposure warning

On April 13, Fraser Health shut down five businesses in the region, and on April 14 another six were ordered closed.

  • With additional reporting by Lindsay William-Ross