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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
FernieEcole Isabella Dicken ElementaryPotential exposure: June 9, 10, 11, 14
CranbrookParkland Middle SchoolPotential exposure: June 7
CranbrookMount Baker SecondaryPotential exposure: June 11

SD 6 Rocky Mountain
CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
KimberleySelkirk Secondary SchoolPotential exposure: June 10, 11
InvermereDavid Thompson SecondaryPotential exposure: June 10
InvermereSchool District Board OfficePotential exposure: June 9, 10, 11
InvermereEileen Madson PrimaryPotential exposure: June 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10
InvermereJ.A. Laird ElementaryPotential exposure: June 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10
WindermereWindermere ElementaryPotential exposure: June 15, 16

SD 8 Kootenay Lake
CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
KasloJV Humphries SecondaryJune 10

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
VernonVernon Secondary SchoolPotential exposure: June 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
VernonBeairsto ElementaryPotential exposure: June 7, 8, 9, 10

SD 23 Central Okanagan
CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
RutlandRutland Secondary SchoolPotential exposure: June 7, 8
Lake CountryGeorge Elliot Secondary SchoolPotential exposure: June 7, 8
KelownaWatson Road ElementaryPotential exposure: June 8, 9
KelownaCentral Programs and Services (Richter site)Potential exposure: June 8, 9, 10, 11
West KelownaMount Boucherie SecondaryPotential exposure: June 11

SD 27 Cariboo Chilcotin
CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
No potential exposures reported

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 Central ElementaryPotential exposure: June 9, 10, 11
MerrittMerritt Bench ElementaryPotential exposure: June 10, 11

SD 67 Okanagan Skaha
CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
No potential exposures reported

SD 73 Kamloops Thompson
CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
No potential exposures reported

SD 74 Gold Trail
CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
No potential exposures reported

SD 83 North Okanagan Shuswap
CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
No potential exposures reported

SD 93 Conseil Scolaire Francophone
CitySchool NamePotential Exposure Event
KelownaEcole De L'Anse Au SablePotential exposure: June 8, 9, 10, 11

COVID-19 exposures in independent schools

CitySchool NamePotential exposure Event
Cranbrook?AQAMNIK Elementary SchoolPotential exposure: June 8
KelownaSt. Joseph's Catholic SchoolPotential exposure: June 11