COVID-19 Updates

March 27, 2020

In an effort to provide you with updated information, we have created this document with answers to frequent questions as they relate to our school district, and as we receive confirmation and clarification from our Provincial Health Officials and the Ministry of Education. This is a working document and may be amended regularly.

School District 22 has updated its Pandemic Response Plan and Exposure Control Plan.

Today, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix announced 67 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. bringing the total number of cases to 792.  Note: 275 people have now fully recovered from COVID-19 in B.C. Here is the joint statement – https://archive.news.gov.bc.ca/releases/news_releases_2017-2021/2020HLTH0113-000581.htm

This afternoon, the Ministry of Education launched Keep Learning – https://www.openschool.bc.ca/keeplearning/, so families can find ideas for everyday educational activities, links to free learning resources, as well as how to help children learn and how to ensure their wellbeing while they’re at home. Note: Teachers and schools will have primary responsibility for continuous learning.
Here is the news release: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020EDUC0026-000580

Also released today is a joint letter for Parents from Minister Fleming and the BCCPAC – Here is the link for the letter and what languages they are in: French, Chinese and Punjabi: https://www.gov.bc.ca/safeschools

Useful Links – Updated March 27, 2020