A community member involved in the school district has tested positive for COVID-19.
School District 58 sent out a release to families on Monday with the news, signed by Superintendent Stephen McNiven.
The release stated that the person is self-isolating in their home, and that no students were exposed.
Following the province’s and Interior Health’s protocol, SD58 took procedures to determine contact tracing for the virus.
According to IH, these are the steps required:
• Interior Health performs contact tracing;
• Interior Health determines if anyone in the school community was in contact with the person who tested positive for COVID-19 while they were potentially infectious;
• Interior Health determines if anyone in the school community is a close contact that is required to self-isolate.
The identity of the person will be withheld due to privacy issues.
According to the release, students should continue coming to school, though also continuing to monitor daily for illness.