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Schools in Kamloops and Okanagan free from COVID-19 exposures so far

September 24, 2020 - 6:00 AM

Twenty-nine schools in B.C. may have been exposed to COVID-19 since they reopened on Sept. 10.

Possible exposures are posted on the websites of each of the province’s five health regions.

Three possible exposures are listed on the Interior Health website, all in the Kootenays.

“We are providing this information so school staff, students and parents can be confident that we are following up in your community and exposure risks are being reduced as much as possible,” the Interior Health website says.

The Interior cases were at Stanley Humphries Secondary in Castlegar on Sept. 11, JA Laird Elementary in Invermere on Sept. 15 and Rossland Summit School on Sept. 16.

Most of the possible exposures have been in the Fraser Health region with 22 of the 29 schools on the lists. That includes 15 in Surrey, the province’s largest school district.

There are two schools listed for possible exposures in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, two in the Northern Health region and none in the Vancouver Island Health region.

The Interior Health region list can be viewed here.

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