K-12 operational guidelines updated August 17

School districts have received updated operational guidelines for K-12. Updates include mandatory masks for staff and students in middle and high schools in high traffic areas such as buses and common areas (hallways) or anytime outside their learning group whenever physical distancing cannot be maintained. The guidelines also include increased cleaning of high contact surfaces, increased hand hygiene […]

K-12 Bulletin #19 – COVID-19 FAQ #4

Schools will re-open on September 8–11, with days in place for support staff and others in the school to familiarize themselves with procedures before students start back. New health and safety measures need to be put in place. Districts must submit safety plans to government by August 21. Locals should be meeting with districts now […]

Federal government action needed to save the PNE

VANCOUVER – A century old tradition of summer in the lower mainland of BC is being threatened by a loophole in the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. The largest union representing workers at the Pacific National Exhibition says long-term survival of the Exhibition – and the jobs of over 4,200 people […]