Ministry of Education Update

                            Ministry Update

Please note the following changes to our Mask Policy effective February 5, 2021


Masks do not prevent the spread of COVID-19 on their own. They should not be used in place of physical distancing or any other measures advised by BCCDC. Masks can be safely worn by school-aged children.

Based on our understanding of COVID-19 in children and adults, in schools:

Elementary students’ mask use should be based on their personal or family/caregiver’s choice.

K-12 staff and middle/secondary students are required to wear a mask indoors at school except when:

  • Sitting or standing at their seat or workstation in a classroom or learning space,
  • There is a barrier in place,
  • Eating or drinking



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