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COVID-19 exposure at Vernon elementary school

Interior Health contacting families who may be affected
A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Mission Hill Elementary school in Vernon April 2. (File photo)

A case of the coronavirus has been identified in a local school.

Families of children at Mission Hill Elementary have been notified of a potential exposure which took place March 30, 31 and April 1.

Interior Health is contacting those families who may have been in direct contact and need to isolate.

“If you have not been contacted by Interior Health or the school via phone, you are welcome to return to school on Tuesday, April 6,” principal Devon Tyssen said in a letter to families.

Interior Health has identified Grade 7 students who need to self-isolate until the end of the day April 15.

This is the second exposure at Mission Hill, after a school community member tested positive in November 2020.

READ MORE: Positive COVID-19 case at Vernon elementary school

Six schools in the Central Okanagan district announced exposures April 2.

READ MORE: Multiple COVID-19 exposures in Kelowna schools


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Vernon has always been my home, and I've been working at The Morning Star since 2004.
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