Schools and early care and education (ECE) programs are an important part of the infrastructure of communities. They provide safe, supportive learning environments for children and adolescents and employ teachers and other staff.1, 2  Schools and some ECE programs also provide critical services, including school meal programs and social, physical, behavioral, and mental health services.1, 3  Schools… Continue reading CDC Science Brief: Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs – Updated

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 comprehensiveguidelines build on the Public Health Communicable Disease Guidance for K-12 Schools developed by… Continue reading BC CDC: Provincial COVID-19 Communicable Disease Guidelines for K-12 Settings

As of September 2021, children have stated the new school year and Canada has entered the fourth wave of the pandemic (18, 19). Delta is the dominant variant across Canada and the number of and proportion of Delta cases is increasing across the country and modelling studies have predicted that the daily number of cases… Continue reading PHA of Canada: Evidence on the Virulence, Transmission and Impact of B.1.617.2 (Delta) among Children

This evidence brief summarizes the scientific literature providing evidence on SARS-CoV-2 aerosol transmission published up to March 12, 2021.