Expanded Health & Safety Measures K-12 announced

October 1st 2021

Deputy Minister's Bulletin - Ministry of Education
Special Update October 1st, 2021 

Earlier today, Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced updates to the Public Health Communicable Disease Guidance for K-12 Schools and the Provincial COVID-19 Communicable Disease Guidelines for K-12 Settings to require masks for kindergarten to Grade 3 students.

The rollout will begin on Monday, October 4 when all students in B.C. schools will be required to wear a mask when inside a school building, including while at their desks and on buses. This measure builds on the existing guidelines that currently apply to all students in Grades 4 to 12. Beginning this month, the Provincial Health Office will also be releasing a new monthly report that will inform British Columbians about the virus and how it affects school-aged children.

Please email if you have any questions.

SD8 - Kootenay Lake has updated our district's Communicable Disease Plan. (UPDATED Oct 1, 2021)

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