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Interior Health reports potential COVID-19 exposures at multiple East Kootenay Schools

10 schools across the East Kootenay have been flagged for potential COVID-19 exposures.

Interior Health officials say the exposures have been reported at schools in Fernie, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Invermere and Windermere.

Notifications sent out by IH do not necessarily mean all students at a school have been exposed.

Those who do not receive a phone call or letter from the health authority can continue to send their children to school as normal. However, the school year is nearing an end.

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Notifications are removed after 14 days, when the risk of transmission has passed.

Interior Health officials said once a student or staff member tests positive, contact tracing efforts begin in close collaboration with school districts.

Schools with reported exposures and the potential dates:

  • Cranbrook:
    • Parkland Middle School:
      • June 7th
    • Mount Baker Secondary:
      • June 11th
  • Fernie:
    • Isabella Dicken Elementary:
      • June 9th to 11th and 14th to 17th.
    • Emily Dickens Elementary:
      • June 15th and 17th.
  • Invermere:
    • David Thompson Secondary:
      • June 10th
    • School District Board Office:
      • June 9th to 11th
    • Eileen Madson Primary:
      • June 7th to 10th
    • J.A. Laird Elementary:
      • June 7th to 10th
  • Kimberley:
    • Selkirk Secondary School:
      • June 10th and 11th
  • Windermere:
    • Windermere Elementary
      • June 14th to 18th
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