Mount Boucherie Secondary School is one of three Kelowna schools with confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to an update from the school district Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (File photo)

Mount Boucherie Secondary School is one of three Kelowna schools with confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to an update from the school district Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (File photo)

COVID-19 confirmed at 3 Kelowna schools

Interior Health has confirmed exposures at Mount Boucherie, Springvalley and South Rutland schools

Cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at three Kelowna schools Saturday.

Interior Health has confirmed exposures at Springvalley Elementary, South Rutland Elementary and Mount Boucherie Secondary, according to a Central Okanagan Public Schools (COPS) release Jan. 16.

The individuals are self-isolating at home with support from local public health teams, COPS said. Interior Health will follow up directly with anyone who may have been exposed to a confirmed case through contact tracing.

“Central Okanagan Public Schools will continue to implement the strict health and safety protocols and procedures that are in place so students and staff can continue to attend school as safely as possible,” the release states.

COPS says it will continue to work closely with the health authority to determine if any additional actions are required.

“As always, we remind people to stay home from school if they show any symptoms.”

It’s the second exposure at Mount Boucherie since an undisclosed number of cases were linked to the school on Nov. 18, 2020. Potential exposure dates for Mount Boucherie are listed as Jan. 5, 7 and 8.

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Brendan Shykora
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