COVID-19 case confirmed at Westsyde secondary

The letter to families from principal Chris Preymak does 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.

 

Kamloops has recorded what is believed to be its second confirmed COVID-19 case in a school.

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Westsyde secondary principal Chris Preymak has sent a letter to families of students at the school, dated Dec. 1, notifying them that “a member of the Westsyde Secondary school community” has tested positive for COVID-19. Preymak said the person is

self-isolating at home with support from local public health teams.

The letter does not state whether the person with COVID-19 is a student or staff member, but notes 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, it has been determined that your child is not at risk of developing COVID-19,” the letter states, adding that no additional details will be provided “to ensure personal privacy rights are maintained.”

In the letter, Preymak said students should continue to attend school while contact tracing continues.

Westsyde COVID letter
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