COVID-19 cases reported at two Kamloops schools

School administrators have been informed about two additional cases of COVID-19 at SD73 schools.

The new cases involved a person at Arthur Hatton elementary and a person at South Kamloops secondary school.

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At Monday night's school board meeting, interim superintendent Terry Sullivan said the school district is in the process of arranging to send letters out to members of each school community.

The cases were reported to the district on Monday afternoon.

Sullivan said as cases in the community increase, so do cases in schools. He thinks more cases are coming.

"We've indicated throughout all the pandemic it seems to be proportional, as we see more cases in our communities, we can expect to see more cases in schools," he said.

Interior Health listed the school exposures on its website on Tuesday morning.

For South Kamloops secondary, potential exposures were on Jan. 7 and Jan. 8.

For Arthur Hatton elementary, Interior Health lists potential exposures dates from Jan. 4 to Jan. 8.

The school district has now seen nine exposures across eight schools. Its first was at NorKam secondary on Nov. 18, followed by four others in December.

The most recent exposure before the two reported Monday night was at Barriere secondary, for which Interior Health said there were potential exposures on Jan. 4, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8.

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