A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Coldstream’s Kidston Elementary School. (Kerry Hutter photo)

A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Coldstream’s Kidston Elementary School. (Kerry Hutter photo)

More COVID-19 exposures confirmed at North Okanagan schools

Interior Health confirms exposures at Coldstream, Vernon and Enderby elementary schools

COVID-19 exposures have been confirmed at multiple North Okanagan schools.

According to the BC CDC public exposure webpage, Coldstream’s Kidston Elementary School had a potential exposure on March 5.

Meanwhile, Interior Health confirmed at least one case of the virus at Enderby’s M.V. Beattie Elementary, with potential exposure dates listed as March 3 to 5.

A letter to parents from Hillview Elementary School principal Brian Smyth also indicated a confirmed case of COVID-19 at the Vernon school, with potential exposure dates listed as March 8 and 9.

When a case of COVID-19 is confirmed, Interior Health will work to determine close contacts, and will contact parents or guardians of students who are considered to be at risk.

Students or staff considered to be at risk will be advised to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms.

It’s the second exposure to be confirmed at Kidston, which had its first in mid-February. M.V. Beattie has had three exposures to date, with the previous two reported in mid-January.

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Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
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