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New COVID-19 case confirmed at Kelowna high school

November 04, 2020 - 7:49 AM

The Central Okanagan school district has announced an additional COVID-19 case at a Kelowna high school.

Interior Health confirmed a member of the Kelowna Secondary School community tested positive for COVID-19 and it appears that this exposure is unrelated to the previously announced cases, according to a press release issued by the school district.

Last month, the school district also confirmed two COVID-19 cases within the high school.

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The person is self-isolating at home with support from local public health teams. Interior Health will follow up with anyone potentially exposed to a confirmed case directly through contact tracing, according to the press release, issued Nov. 3.

"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," according to the school district. The district is working with Interior Health to determine if any additional actions are required, and to support ongoing communication to the KSS community," according to the release.

The school district is also reminding people to stay home from school if they show any symptoms.

Yesterday, Nov. 3., B.C. health officials announced 299 new COVID-19 cases in the province, along with three deaths, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 3,017.

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