Two Kamloops high schools reporting recent COVID-19 exposures

COVID at Kamloops schools

UPDATE: 8:34 p.m.

At least two Kamloops schools reported recent COVID-19 exposures on Sunday.

In addition to Sa-Hali secondary, Valleyview secondary also sent an email to parents alerting them of a confirmed positive case in the school's community on Jan. 20.

Both emails were sent at 6 p.m.

If your child's school has received a COVID-19 exposure email that is not being reported here, forward it to [email protected]


Another Kamloops school is reporting a COVID-19 exposure.

Parents of students at Sa-Hali secondary were contacted Sunday by email advising of a confirmed positive COVID-19 test in the school community. The potential exposure is believed to have been on Jan. 18.

According to the email, the infected person is self-isolating at home with support from public health workers.

“We are supporting Interior Health Authority as they undertake contact tracing to determine if any other members of our school community were in contact with the person who tested positive for COVID-19, and if any additional steps are required,” Sa-Hali principal Rachael Sdoutz said in the email.

“We are following the protocol established for these circumstances.”

Sdoutz encouraged any potential close contacts contacted by IH to follow the advice they are provided.

“If you are not contacted by Interior Health Authority, it has been determined that your child is not at risk of developing COVID-19,” Sdoutz said in the email.

COVID-19 exposures have been reported in recent weeks in a number of Kamloops-area schools, including South Kamloops secondary, Valleyview secondary, Juniper Ridge elementary and Marion Schilling elementary, as well as both the elementary and high school in Barriere.

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