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Last updated - June 17, 2021

K-12 Schools and COVID-19

Visit the K-12 Schools and COVID-19 website for resources and information about preventing COVID-19 in schools, student and staff safety, and how COVID-19 cases in schools are managed.

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Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools (current to August 2021)

Attending school in person is important for a student’s education and well-being. Every school in B.C. has an approved COVID-19 health and safety plan, based on the Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools. This plan details what a school must do to safely operate. It also outlines the things staff, students and families can do to help. Together, these measures help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools.  

The current public health guidance for K-12 schools will remain in place throughout the summer.

Planning for the 2021/2022 school year

B.C.’s next school year is expected to be much closer to normal. Outlook for the 2021-22 School Year summarizes the anticipated COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools for the 2021-22 school year. It is intended to support planning by administrators, education and support staff, and inform students and their families about anticipated changes for the return to school in the fall.

Report on K-12 Schools During the Pandemic 

Report from Public Health: Impact of School Closures on Learning, Child and Family Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF)

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