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School exposures

School exposures

We partner with school districts to share information when there are COVID-19 exposures at schools.

When a case of COVID-19 is confirmed, IH public health will work quickly to determine close contacts, and will contact parents/guardians of students who are considered to be at risk.

This is a list of possible exposures to COVID-19 within schools in our region.

Notifications are removed after 14 days when the risk of transmission has passed.

 

How the school notification process works

If a student or teacher receives a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, we:

  1. Start contact tracing to determine how the person was infected and who they were in close contact with
  2. Identify and notify close contacts who may be at an increased risk, and advise them to self isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days.
  3. Work closely with the school and school district throughout the case and contact tracing process to maintain close communication with the school community.

IH public health determines close contacts of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 using specific criteria, based on likelihood of transmission.

 

If your child’s school receives a notification of exposure

A “school exposure notification” does not mean all students at the school have been exposed to COVID-19.

If you do not receive a phone call or letter from Interior Health, your child should continue to attend school. You can monitor your child for COVID-19 symptoms daily using the BC COVID-19 Health Assessment Tool.


COVID-19 exposures in public schools

SD 5 South East Kootenay
CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
No potential exposures reported
SD 6 Rocky Mountain
CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
No potential exposures reported
SD 8 Kootenay Lake
CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
No potential exposures reported
SD 10 Arrow Lakes
CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
No potential exposures reported
SD 19 Revelstoke
CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
No potential exposures reported
SD 20 Kootenay Columbia
CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
No potential exposures reported
SD 22 Vernon
CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
VernonW.L. Seaton SecondaryPotential exposure: Jan. 8, 11, 12, 14, 15
SD 23 Central Okanagan
CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
KelownaRutland SecondaryPotential exposure: Jan. 11
KelownaOkanagan Mission SecondaryPotential exposure: Jan. 8
KelownaHudson Road ElementaryPotential exposure: Jan. 8
West KelownaGlenrosa MiddlePotential exposure: Jan. 8
KelownaSpringvalley ElementaryPotential exposure: Jan. 11, 12
KelownaSouth Rutland ElementaryPotential exposure: Jan. 11
West KelownaMount Boucherie SecondaryPotential exposure: Jan. 8, 11, 12, 13, 14
KelownaBlack Mountain ElementaryPotential exposure: Jan. 14
SD 27 Cariboo Chilcotin
CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
HorseflyHorsefly ElementaryPotential exposure: Jan. 11
Williams LakeMarie Sharpe ElementaryPotential exposure: Jan. 8, 11, 13
Williams LakeLake City SecondaryPotential exposure: Jan. 8
Williams LakeMountainview ElementaryPotential exposure: Jan. 12, 13, 14
Williams LakeCataline ElementaryPotential exposure: Jan. 11, 12, 13, 14
Williams LakeNesika Elementary SchoolPotential exposure: Jan. 11
SD 51 Boundary
CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
No potential exposures reported
SD 53 Okanagan Similkameen
CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
No potential exposures reported
SD 58 Nicola Similkameen
CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
MerrittMerritt SecondaryPotential exposure: Jan. 8, 11, 12
SD 67 Okanagan Skaha
CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
SummerlandSummerland Middle SchoolPotential exposure: Jan. 11
SD 73 Kamloops Thompson
CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
BarriereBarriere SecondaryPotential exposure: Jan. 8
BarriereBarriere ElementaryPotential exposure: Jan. 8
KamloopsSouth Kamloops SecondaryPotential exposure: Jan. 8, 12, 13
KamloopsArthur Hatton ElementaryPotential exposure: Jan. 8
KamloopsJuniper Ridge ElementaryPotential exposure: Jan. 11
KamloopsValleyview SecondaryPotential exposure: Jan. 11
KamloopsMarion Schilling ElementaryPotential exposure: Jan. 14
SD 74 Gold Trail
CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
No potential exposures reported
SD 83 North Okanagan Shuswap
CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
Salmon ArmSouth Canoe ElementaryPotential exposure: Jan. 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Salmon ArmBastion Elementary SchoolPotential exposure: Jan. 11, 12
Salmon ArmSalmon Arm SecondaryPotential exposure: Jan. 11
Salmon ArmSalmon Arm West ElementaryPotential exposure: Jan. 11, 12
EnderbyM.V. Beattie ElementaryPotential exposure: Jan. 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
ArmstrongLen Wood Middle SchoolPotential exposure: Jan. 13
ArmstrongPleasant Valley Secondary SchoolPotential exposure: Jan. 15
SD 93 Conseil Scolaire Francophone
CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
No potential exposures reported

COVID-19 exposures in independent schools

CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
West KelownaOur Lady of Lourdes Catholic Elementary SchoolPotential exposure: Jan. 8
KelownaAberdeen Hall Preparatory SchoolPotential exposure: Jan. 12