Letter sent to Revelstoke Secondary School parents after test-positive COVID-19 case

Interior Health has begun contact tracing to determine who may have been in contact with the test-positive individual while they were potentially infectious

Revelstoke Secondary School. Photo: Revelstoke Mountaineer file photo

Interior Health has begun contact tracing after a member of the Revelstoke Secondary School community tested positive for COVID-19.

In a letter sent to Revelstoke Secondary School (RSS) parents on February 1, 2021, School District 19 superintendent Mike Hooker said the district is supporting Interior Health as it begins contract tracing to determine if other members of the school community were in contact with the person who tested positive.

Interior Health is responsible for determining if anyone in the school community was in contact with the person who tested positive for COVID-19 while they were potentially infectious, and is also responsible for determining who is a close contact that is required to self-isolate. The letter to RSS parents asks those who are contacted by Interior Health to follow their advice.

“If you are not contacted by Interior Health Authority, it has been determined that your child is not a risk of developing COVID-19.We continue to implement the protocols and procedures we have in place so that our students continue to attend school as safely as possible and will continue to work closely with Interior Health Authority to provide ongoing communication as required,” said Hooker.

Hooker also said the Revelstoke School District is “grateful that our students are able to attend ‘regular’ in-person classes, especially considering the huge impact community spread has had on students outside of BC.”

You can read the letter to RSS parents here. Anyone with questions or concerns about COVID-19 can contact BC Health Link by dialing 8-1-1.

A time-frame for when potential exposure to the test-positive COVID individual may have occurred was not provided.

Melissa Jameson is the civic affairs reporter for the Revelstoke Mountaineer. She handles the newsy side of goings on about Revelstoke. Got a news tip? Feel free to contact Melissa at melissa@revelstokemountaineer.com