Kamloops has recorded what is believed to be its first confirmed COVID-19 case in a school.
NorKam senior secondary principal Jonathan Brady has sent a letter to families of students at the school, notifying them that “a member of the NorKam school community” has tested positive for the disease. The letter is dated Nov. 14.
The letter did not state whether the person with COVID-19 is a student or staff member, but noted Interior Health has undertaken contact tracing to determine if anybody at the school was in contact with the confirmed case. Those deemed to have been close contacts will be contacted by the health authority and told to follow self-isolation orders.
“If you are not contacted by Interior Health,” the letter states, “it has been determined that your child is not at risk of developing COVID-19.”