We were pleased to have a phone briefing with Dr. Trevor Corneil, a member of Dr. Bonnie Henry’s team.
In her Monday briefing, B.C.’s provincial health officer said that the province is now working on how and when classrooms might be able to reopen with the proper protections for teachers, staff and students. Protections include physical distancing measures, provisions for frequent hand washing, and regular cleaning of classrooms and other school spaces.
The priority will be providing classroom space for children of essential workers.
Dr. Henry said that they were not thinking about school over the summer, but want to make sure that they have plans that address all of their issues for the fall.
The return to school could be part of a “hybrid” model that mixes in-person instruction with distance learning.
Dr. Henry expects some children will be back in class before the end of the school year, but how that will look is still being discussed.
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