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Interior Health reports recent COVID-19 exposures at 10 East Kootenay schools

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Interior Health has reported potential COVID-19 exposures at 10 schools in the East Kootenay, eight of which are in Cranbrook.

According to IH officials, public health will notify staff and students who need to take a specific action when a COVID-19 exposure event happens.

“Interior Health will post exposure notifications when a staff member or student attended school while infectious and there is a possible risk of exposure to COVID-19,” said officials with Interior Health.

While most of the active exposure notifications are in Cranbrook, there is one at Sparwood Secondary and another at Eileen Madson Primary School in Invermere.

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In Creston, one COVID-19 exposure event is active at Creston Valley Secondary School.

Schools are removed from the list 14 days after their exposure date.

The schools and their exposure dates are as follows:

  • Cranbrook (School District 5):
    • Kootenay Christian Academy
      • October 8th
    • TM Roberts Elementary School
      • October 8th
    • Parkland Middle School
      • October 8th
    • Laurie Middle School
      • October 8th, 11th and 12th
    • Pinewood Elementary School
      • October 8th, 11th, 12th and 13th
    • Kootenay Orchards Elementary
      • October 8th and 12th
    • Mount Baker Secondary
      • October 8th and 9th
    • Highlands Elementary
      • October 12th to 15th
  • Sparwood (School District 5):
    • Sparwood Secondary
      • October 11th
  • Invermere (School District 6):
    • Eileen Madson Primary School
      • October 12th to 14th
  • Creston (School District 8):
    • Creston Valley Secondary School
      • October 11th and 13th
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