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School exposures

School exposures

Interior Health (IH) is working in partnership with school districts to support information-sharing 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.

We update the list below with information on possible exposures to COVID-19 within schools in our region. We are providing this information so school staff, students and parents can be confident that we are following up in your community and exposure risks are being reduced as much as possible.

If you or your child develop any symptoms of COVID-19, please get tested and then self isolate.

For more information, see the BCCDC page on Schools, including the Daily Health Check Form to determine if a student should attend school.

COVID-19 school notification process:

If a student or teacher receives a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, Interior Health does the following:

  • We begin the process of contact tracing to determine how the person was infected and who they were in close contact with.
  • We 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.
  • We 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.

After 14 days, school exposures listed below will be archived.


COVID-19 Exposures in Public Schools

SD 5 South East Kootenay
CitySchool NameExposure Event
No reported exposures
SD 6 Rocky Mountain
CitySchool NameExposure Event
No reported exposures
SD 8 Kootenay Lake
CitySchool NameExposure Event
No reported exposures
SD 10 Arrow Lakes
CitySchool NameExposure Event
No reported exposures
SD 19 Revelstoke
CitySchool NameExposure Event
No reported exposures
SD 20 Kootenay Columbia
CitySchool NameExposure Event
No reported exposures
SD 22 Vernon
CitySchool NameExposure Event
VernonMission Hill Elementary SchoolPotential exposure: Nov. 9 and 10
SD 23 Central Okanagan
CitySchool NameExposure Event
KelownaÉcole Élémentaire Casorso Elementary SchoolPotential exposure: Nov. 9, 10, 12
KelownaKelowna Secondary SchoolPotential exposure: Nov. 9, 10, 12, 18
KelownaOkanagan Mission Secondary SchoolPotential exposure: Nov. 9, 10, 12
KelownaÉcole KLO Middle SchoolPotential exposure: Nov. 9, 10
West KelownaMount Boucherie secondaryPotential exposure:
Nov. 9, 10
SD 27 Cariboo Chilcotin
CitySchool NameExposure Event
Williams LakeLake City Secondary SchoolPotential exposure on Nov. 17, 18, 19
SD 51 Boundary
CitySchool NameExposure Event
No reported exposures
SD 53 Okanagan Similkameen
CitySchool NameExposure Event
No reported exposures
SD 58 Nicola Similkameen
CitySchool NameExposure Event
No reported exposures
SD 67 Okanagan Skaha
CitySchool NameExposure Event
No reported exposures
SD 73 Kamloops Thompson
CitySchool NameExposure Event
No reported exposures
SD 74 Gold Trail
CitySchool NameExposure Event
No reported exposures
SD 83 North Okanagan Shuswap
CitySchool NameExposure Event
No reported exposures
SD 93 Conseil Scolaire Francophone
CitySchool NameExposure Event

COVID-19 Exposures in Independent Schools

CitySchool NameExposure Event
KelownaHeritage Christian SchoolNov. 12, 13
KelownaImmaculata Regional High SchoolPotential exposure:
Nov. 9
KimberleyKimberley Independent SchoolPotential exposure Nov. 10
CranbrookSt. Mary's Catholic Independent SchoolNov. 17, 18, and 19
KelownaKelowna Christian SchoolPotential exposure Nov. 9, 10