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Two more COVID-19 exposures in Kamloops schools

Parents of students attending Valleyview secondary and Marion Schilling elementary — schools that are 1.5 kilometres apart in Valleyview — received letters on Jan. 24 regarding the exposures.
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There have been two more COVID-19 exposures in Kamloops schools — the very same schools that were the location of the most recent exposures.

Parents of students attending Valleyview secondary and Marion Schilling elementary — schools that are 1.5 kilometres apart in Valleyview — received letters on Sunday, Jan. 24, regarding the exposures.

A member of each school has tested positive for COVID-19, with the exposure at Valleyview occurring on Jan. 20 and the exposure at Marion Schilling happening on Jan. 21.

In letters to parents, it is stated those who have tested positive — the letters do not specify if they are students, teachers or other staff — are self-isolating at home.

Interior Health is undertaking contact tracing to determine who may need to self-isolate. Those at the school considered close contacts will be notified by the health authority.

There have been more than a dozen school exposures in the district this school year, with most having ended. The most recent exposures before those cited in this weekend’s letter were at Marion Schilling elementary on Jan. 14, South Kamloops secondary on Jan. 12 and Jan.13, Valleyview secondary on Jan. 11 and Juniper Ridge elementary on Jan. 11.