Updated Health and Safety for Schools

The Provincial Health Officer announced on Monday that public health guidance for schools will be amended.  More information on the announcement can be found in this news release and on the BCCDC website. The full Provincial COVID-19 Health Safety Guidelines for K-12 Settings document is available on the Provincial Government Website.  

For at least the next three weeks under provincial orders, all students in Grades 4 to 12 are required to wear a mask or a face shield (in which case a non-medical mask should be worn in addition to the face shield) indoors in schools and on school buses - both within and outside of their learning group.

Students in Grades K to 3 are encouraged to wear a mask indoors in schools and on school buses, but are not required to do so - mask-wearing remains a personal or family/caregiver choice for these students, and their choices must be respected.