This document was developed by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the BC Centre for Disease Control, Indigenous rightsholders and education partners including teachers, parents and school leaders to outline the principles and requirements for maintaining safe learning environments. These comprehensive
guidelines build on the Public Health Communicable Disease Guidance for K-12 Schools developed by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) to ensure schools have effective measures in place to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
These guidelines are intended to support K-12 education employees, students, parents, caregivers, administrators and school community members to:
▪ Be informed about communicable disease measures and how they support a safe school environment;
▪ Understand their roles and responsibilities in maintaining and promoting safe and healthy schools