Possible COVID-19 exposure at OLPH school in Kamloops

Catholic Independent Schools Kamloops Diocese Supt. Holly Paluck sent a letter to families and staff, warning of possible exposure at the North Kamloops school on March 5 and March 6

Families and staff at a private Kamloops elementary school have been sent a letter, asking them to watch for COVID-19 symptoms after a possible exposure at the school before classes were suspended earlier this month.

Catholic Independent Schools Kamloops Diocese Supt. Holly Paluck sent a letter to families and staff of Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Monday, warning of possible exposure at the school on March 5 and March 6.

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OLPH is at 235 Poplar St. in North Kamloops.

“This letter is intended as direct communication for the awareness, purposes and interests of our local community,” Paluck said in the letter.

The 14-day self-monitor timeframe for those who may have been exposed ended on March 20, but Paluck said anyone who developed symptoms in that time should self-isolate.

The letter also includes links to public health information about COVID-19 and encourages social distancing, frequent hand-washing and other practices preached in recent weeks.

“I wish to reassure you that the health and wellness of our students, staff and community remains our top priority,” Paluck said. “Our CISKD schools continue to ensure facilities are properly, thoroughly and regularly cleaned and sanitized.”

OLPH principal Christopher Yuen told KTW he is hopeful the person recovers soon.

“Our thoughts and prayers are out to the school family member at this point,” he said. “We wish for everyone to follow the public health authorities’ recommendations and stay safe.”

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