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Central Okanagan still leads for COVID-19 school exposures

June 12, 2021 - 11:20 AM

The Central Okanagan continues to see the highest number of COVID-19 school exposures in the region.

Most recently Central Okanagan Public Schools reported exposures June 11 at Central Programs and Services at the Richter Street site and at George Elliot Secondary.

Those with COVID-19 and others who have been potentially exposed are self-isolating at home with support from local public health teams, according to the district.

READ MORE: Vernon sees spike in school exposures; Central Okanagan has most

Interior Health follows up with anyone potentially exposed to a confirmed case directly through contact tracing, according to the school district.

The health authority also lists recent exposures on its website. These exposures include Rutland Secondary School, May 31, June 1 to 4 and June 7 to 8, Davidson Road Elementary, May 31, Kelowna Secondary School from June 1 to 2, George Elliot Secondary from May 31 to June 1, Canyon Falls Middle School, May 31 to June 4, and Hudson Road Elementary from June 2 to 3.

Vernon’s school district continues to have the second highest number of exposures in its schools in recent weeks, including W.L. Seaton Secondary from May 31 to June 2, Vernon Secondary School from May 31 to June 2, Kalamalka Secondary, May 31 and June 2 and Alexis Park Elementary from June 2 to 4.

School exposures listed are removed from Interior Health’s website after 14 days when the risk of transmission has passed.

The Central Okanagan has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the region, with 115 cases reported from May 30 to June 5. Vernon has the second-highest number of cases, with 42 reported in that timeframe, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

 


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