Last year, more than 80 parents braved sub-zero temperatures to stand in line at Vernon’s Beairsto Elementary to ensure a Kindergarten spot for their children come September. Now, this first-come, first-served system is about to change. (Morning Star file photo)

COVID exposure at Vernon elementary school

Interior Health reporting exposure Feb. 19 and 22 at Beairsto

A case of COVID-19 has been discovered among a member of Beairsto Elementary school.

A letter was sent out Feb. 25 to families in regards to an exposure Feb. 19 and 22.

“They are self-isolating at home with support from local public health teams,” the Ecole Beairsto letter reads.

“To ensure personal privacy rights are maintained, we will not be providing additional details.”

Interior Health is undergoing contact tracing to determine if any other members of the school community were in contact with the person who tested positive.

“If you are not contacted by Interior Health Authority, it has been determined that your child is not at risk of developing COVID-19.”

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