Interior Health confirms COVID-19 exposure at Kelowna's Chute Lake Elementary

COVID case at school

Interior Health has confirmed a COVID-19 exposure at Kelowna's Chute Lake Elementary School.

In a press release issued Tuesday night, the Central Okanagan School District says the affected person is self-isolating at home with support from local public health teams.

It was not disclosed if the case is in a student or staff member.

Interior Health follows up with anyone potentially exposed to a confirmed case directly through contact tracing.

"The safety and well-being of students, families, and staff remains 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 said.

The school district "will continue to work closely with Interior Health to determine if any additional actions are required, and to support ongoing communication to the affected school community. As always, we remind people to stay home from school if they show any symptoms."

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