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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 works quickly to determine close contacts, and contacts parents/guardians of students who are considered to be at risk.

New: visit the BCCDC’s K-12 Schools and COVID-19 page and download the K to 12 Health Check Mobile App

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
CranbrookMount Baker SecondaryPotential exposure: April 8, 9

 

SD 6 Rocky Mountain

 

CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
WindermereWindermere Elementary SchoolPotential exposure: April 6
InvermereEileen Madson Primary SchoolPotential exposure: April 6
KimberleyMcKim Middle SchoolPotential exposure: April 8, 9

 

SD 8 Kootenay Lake

 

CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
NelsonRosemont ElementaryPotential exposure: April 6, 7, 8, 9

 

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
VernonBX ElementaryPotential exposure: Apr. 6, 7
VernonVernon Secondary SchoolPotential exposure: April 6, 7, 9
VernonClarence Fulton SecondaryPotential exposure: Apr. 6, 7, 8

 

SD 23 Central Okanagan

 

CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
KelownaKelowna Secondary SchoolPotential exposure: Apr. 6, 7, 8, 9
KelownaOkanagan Mission SecondaryPotential exposure: Apr. 7, 9
West KelownaMt. Boucherie SecondaryPotential exposure: Apr. 6
West KelownaHelen Gorman ElementaryPotential exposure: Apr. 6, 8
KelownaRutland Middle SchoolPotential exposure: Apr. 6, 7
Lake CountryGeorge Elliot SecondaryPotential exposure: Apr. 6
KelownaRaymer Elementary SchoolPotential exposure: Apr. 6, 7, 8
KelownaEllison Elementary SchoolPotential exposure: Apr. 6, 7
West KelownaRose Valley Elementary SchoolPotential exposure: Apr. 6, 9
KelownaBeglo ElementaryPotential exposure: Apr. 6, 7, 8,

 

SD 27 Cariboo Chilcotin

 

CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
Williams LakeLake City SecondaryPotential Exposure:
April 6, 7, 8, 9

 

SD 51 Boundary

 

CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
No potential exposures reported

 

SD 53 Okanagan Similkameen

 

CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
OliverSouth Okanagan SecondaryPotential exposure: Apr. 1

 

SD 58 Nicola Similkameen

 

CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
No potential exposures reported

 

SD 67 Okanagan Skaha

 

CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
PentictonSkaha Lake Middle SchoolPotential exposure: Apr. 7, 8
SummerlandSummerland Montessori SchoolPotential exposure: April 6, 7, 8

 

SD 73 Kamloops Thompson

 

CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
KamloopsWestsyde ElementaryPotential exposure: Apr. 6

 

SD 74 Gold Trail

 

CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
No potential exposures reported

 

SD 83 North Okanagan Shuswap

 

CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
Salmon ArmNorth Canoe Elementary SchoolPotential Exposure: Apr. 8
Salmon ArmShuswap Middle SchoolPotential Exposure: Apr. 8

 

SD 93 Conseil Scolaire Francophone

 

CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
KelownaEcole de L'Anse Au SablePotential exposure: April 6, 7, 8, 9

 

COVID-19 exposures in independent schools

 

CitySchool NamePotential exposure Event
PentictonPenticton Christian SchoolPotential exposure: April 6, 7
CranbrookKootenay Christian AcademyPotential exposure: Apr. 6
OliverSenPokChin SchoolPotential exposure: Apr. 1