Positive COVID-19 cases in three more Kamloops schools

As of Jan. 17, 2021, there have been 12 exposures at 11 schools in the Kamloops-Thompson district. To date, there have been no known transmissions of COVID-19 within schools in the district.

There have been new positive COVID-19 cases in three Kamloops schools.

School District 73 reported on Sunday, Jan. 17, that the cases are at Juniper Ridge elementary, Valleyview secondary and South Kamloops secondary.

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As has been the practice in previous positive cases at city schools, the district is not specifying whether the novel coronavirus was found in students, teachers or other staff members.

Exposure dates are Jan. 11 at Juniper Ridge, Jan. 11 at Valleyview and Jan. 12 and Jan. 13 at South Kamloops.

The district said those affected are self-isolating at home with support from local public health teams. All families at each of the three schools were notified by email on Sunday afternoon.

“Only the health authority can determine who is a close contact,” the district said a release. “School District No. 73 will continue to work closely with Interior Health to provide ongoing communication as required and to maintain confidentiality and privacy for all individuals in our school community.”

To date, according to the district, there have been no known transmissions of COVID-19 within schools in the district. There have been a number of exposures at schools in the Kamloops-Thompson district, with the majority of those exposures having ended. Information on some of those previous exposures are below:

Arthur Hatton and South Kamloops

• Barriere

• Westsyde

• Rayeigh

• Kamloops School of the Arts

• NorKam

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