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COVID-19 exposure at North Okanagan grad party

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September 16, 2021 - 3:23 PM

Interior Health has issued an advisory warning those who went to a high school grad party in Armstrong earlier this month may have been exposed to COVID-19.

People who went to the grad event on Sept. 6 are being asked to self isolate unless they have received two doses of COVID vaccine.

“Confirmed cases include a small number of Grade 12 students at Pleasant Valley Secondary School,” reads an Interior Health media release issued today, Sept. 16. “Close contacts of those cases have been identified and notified. There is no evidence of transmission in the school setting at this time.”

Whether or not those in attendance were fully vaccinated, Interior Health is asking everyone who was at the party to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and to get tested if symptoms arise.

“Out of abundance of caution, (Interior Health) has asked Grade 12 students and staff who were potentially exposed and who are not fully-vaccinated to isolate at home for ten days. Individuals who had received two doses of vaccine by Aug. 30 can continue to attend school while self-monitoring for symptoms.”

Interior Health encourages anybody who is not fully vaccinated to book an appointment by going to this website.

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