(Black Press Media file photo)

(Black Press Media file photo)

More COVID reports at Raft River Elementary

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb in the Clearwater area.

In the past two weeks, possible exposures of the virus were recorded at Raft River Elementary. The reports, which occurred on Nov. 5, 8, 9 and 12, followed earlier exposures at the school in late October and Nov. 1.

Interior Health on Nov. 18 sent a letter to at least one attendee of the Wells Gray Afterschool Program advising them that they had been identified as a close contact of someone who been had recently diagnosed with COVID-19.

Raft River Elementary principal Lori Bradstock said in a letter to parents that staff are unable to share any specific details of the cases due to the personal privacy of individual students and families. She added staff only receives information that Interior Health deems necessary. The health authority is in charge of deciding what should be shared at both the school and school district levels.

Bradstock encouraged parents to talk to their children about masks, hand-washing and personal space and to reach out to their children’s teachers if they have any educational questions or concerns.

Parents can find more information in School District 73’s communicable disease prevention plan at: www.sd73.bc.ca/en/community-parents-and-students/communicable-disease-prevention-plan.aspx


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