COVID-19 virus (file photo).

COVID-19 virus (file photo).

COVID-19 outbreak at St. Ann’s School in Quesnel includes 27 cases

Outbreak declared by Northern Health

An independent school in Quesnel will remain closed to in-person instruction, while Northern Health (NH) says it will undertake case and contact management due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

To date, 27 cases of COVID-19 are associated with the outbreak at St. Ann’s Catholic School, the result of several smaller clusters of cases, NH stated in a news release Tuesday, Nov. 23.

“Outbreak-associated cases are those who had tested positive and were in the school setting during their potentially infectious period, but does not mean they acquired COVID-19 in the school environment.”

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The school located at 150 Sutherland Avenue has been voluntarily closed since Nov. 10.

NH said it is collaborating with St. Ann’s and the Catholic Independent Schools Kamloops Diocese as part of the outbreak response.

COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Quesnel continue to be held at the Quesnel Seniors’ Centre for anyone age 12 or older.

NH encourages parents of children aged five to 11 to register to be notified when it is time to book an appointment at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/register

Read More: B.C. kids 5-11 should have appointments for COVID-19 vaccination


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