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Central Okanagan schools see 19 potential COVID-19 exposures in last two weeks

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April 24, 2021 - 5:00 PM

The Central Okanagan school district continues to have the largest number of potential COVID-19 exposures in the Interior, reporting 19 new exposures within the last two weeks.

Within the Central Okanagan, potential exposures include: Kelowna Secondary School with potential exposures from April 12-14, Okanagan Mission Secondary from Apr. 12-16, Rutland Middle School, April 12 and 13, Ellison Elementary School, April 12 and 13, at West Kelowna’s Rose Valley Elementary from April 12-14, Beglo Elementary April 12, 13, Rutland Senior Secondary, April 13 and 14, Pearson Road Elementary from  April 14, 15, Canyon Falls Middle School on April 15, Dr. Knox Middle School on April 14-16, KLO Middle April 12, Glenrosa Middle School, April 15, 16, 19, Spring Valley Middle School, April 15, 16, 19, George Elliot Secondary, April 19, Central Programs and Services April 20, 21 and 23, Constable Neil Bruce Middle School, April 20, 21, and 23 Black Mountain Elementary, April 16, 19, 20, North Glenmore Elementary, April 8, 9, 12-16,19 and 23 and at Ecole de L'Anse Au Sable, April 9, 12 and 14.

Central Okanagan Public Schools released a statement on the latest exposures, stating Interior Health follows up with anyone potentially exposed to a confirmed case directly through contact tracing and that the school district continues to implement strict health and safety protocols and procedures so students and staff can continue to attend school as safely as possible.

There were only two potential exposures reported in Vernon schools in the last two weeks, at Vernon Secondary School, April 9 and at Silver Star Elementary with potential exposures April 9, 12 and 13.

Penticton has seen one exposure in the last two weeks at Skaha Lake Middle School, April 12, 13, and 16. Kamloops also has seen one exposure at Bert Edwards Science and Technology, April 16 and 20.

The number of people living in the Interior Health region who tested positive for COVID-19 dropped in the past week compared to recent weeks.

READ MORE: COVID-19 cases in Interior Health drop for 1st time in weeks

Most of the 31 local health areas in the region showed declines, including a drop to 242 from 288 in the Central Okanagan, 44 from 96 in Kamloops, down to 41 from 56 in Vernon and a drop to 28 from 37 in Penticton.


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