Provincial COVID-19 updates as of May 26

Update May 26

Today, Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix announced 11 new cases in B.C., bringing the total number of cases of COVID-19 to 2,541. The total number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 in B.C. is 2,122. A joint statement will be posted on the Ministry of Health newsroom - https://news.gov.bc.ca/ministries/health

Updated May 6

Premier John Horgan, joined by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix, announced B.C.’s Restart Plan this afternoon. Here is the news release: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020PREM0026-000826

As part the plan, the province has outlined the Ministry of Education’s five stage approach to supporting students, families and staff. Here is the backgrounder - Scroll down to page 3 to see Education https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/BG_Parks_and_Sites_and_In-Class_Learning.pdf

Update April 3

BC centre of Disease Control and BC Ministry of Health creasted guidelines  intended to assist school districts and independent school authorities maintain safe and healthy
work environments for children and adults in K-12 school settings during the COVIC-19 pandemic, updated May 14 https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/covid-19/covid-19_k-12_school_guidance_-_2020_may_15_-_final.pdf 

Update March 31

The Ministry of Children and Family Development, released an information bulletin, “Province helps essential service workers find child care” that includes an update for K-12 parents. Read more at the following link: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020CFD0017-000599 

Update March 27

NEW! The Ministry of Education launched Keep Learning - a resource for families to 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 https://www.openschool.bc.ca/keeplearning/ Teachers and schools will still have the primary responsibility for continuous learning. More details in the following 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. Follow the link for the letter communicated in English, French, Chinese, and Punjabi: https://www.gov.bc.ca/safeschools 

Update March 17

Under the direction of the Provincial Health Officer, the Minister of Education has suspended in-class instruction in all schools until further notice https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/administration/kindergarten-to-grade-12/safe-caring-orderly/218690-covid-letter.pdf

Letters to Families 

Letters to Staff

Useful Links

Additional Resources
 
Comox Valley Schools, in consultation with Island Health Authority who oversees all health matters in our District schools, has developed a number of messages to help staff address parents and families on matters and concerns related to the coronavirus outbreak and to understand the current risk it poses to our school communities. As new information becomes available, we will continue to post updates and resources on our Health and Safety page online.