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COVID-19 exposure at West Kelowna elementary school

Rose Valley Elementary School.
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There's been a confirmed COVID-19 case at Rose Valley Elementary school, school officials announced today,  Nov. 8.

"They are self-isolating at home with support from local public health teams. Interior Health follows up with anyone potentially exposed to a confirmed case directly through contact tracing," Central Okanagan Public Schools representatives said in a notice  distributed Sunday.

"The safety and well-being of students, families, and staff remain our highest priority. Central Okanagan Public Schools will continue to implement the strict health and safety protocols and procedures that are in place so students and staff can continue to attend school as safely as possible."

The district does not indicate whether it is a staff member, teacher or student who was diagnosed.

The school reminds people to stay home from school if they show any symptoms.

E´cole Glenrosa Middle School, E´cole Dr. Knox Middle School and Kelowna Secondary School had exposures announced on the same day. Virus exposures have also happened at Okanagan Mission Secondary in Kelowna, St. Joseph Elementary School and École de l’Anse-au-sable.

The outbreak at École de L’Anse-au-sable was declared over last week.

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