Ministry Updates on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The health and safety of all students, staff and school communities is our top priority. In partnership with public health officials. School District 52 is closely monitoring the current situation with regard to the novel coronavirus(COVID-19).
Please check this page for the most current updates. Please see the following special update as of April 7th, 2020.

Click here for BC Ministry of Education FAQ’s April 7, 2020

 

 

 

Please see this link for additional bulletins from the Deputy Minister:http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/bulletin/archive.php

As of March 17th, 2020: see the letter below from the BCSS Board of Directors regarding student-athletics.

As of March 13th, 2020 : see the letter below from the Deputy Minister to all Parents, Guardians and Staff.

Update March 12, 2020

Today Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced 7 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C., bringing the total number of cases in B.C. to 53. Here is today’s statement – https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0077-000484

The Provincial Health Officer (PHO) announced new directives and measures today:

  • The PHO advises that closing schools is not appropriate or advised at this time. Health Minister Dix added, public health officials will be working with stakeholders in the education sector during spring break to continue monitoring the pandemic and B.C.’s response to it.
  • The PHO is advising against all non-essential travel outside Canada, including to the United States.  She adds that if you do travel outside of Canada, then you must self-isolate and stay away from school or work for 14 days upon return.
  • Gatherings and events larger than 250 people, should not be held or should be cancelled.
  • Workplaces are urged to think about ways to create space for people, to accommodate social distancing and develop solutions to allow staff to work from home

 

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