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Last updated - October 1, 2021
K-12 Schools and COVID-19 website
for information about preventing the spread of communicable diseases including COVID-19 for students and parents, school staff and school administrators.
Updated for the 2021-22 school year, the Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools outlines the prevention measures recommended to reduce the risk of communicable diseases including COVID-19. Schools continue to be considered low-risk settings for COVID-19 transmission, particularly in the context of a highly immunized population. While schools will look closer-to-normal in September, we’re not back to normal just yet.
Every school in B.C. has a communicable disease plan that details what they must do to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The plan includes multiple layers of protection.
Report from Public Health:
Impact of School Closures on Learning, Child and Family Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF)