Schools fill an important role in our society. They are where our children spend a lot of their day for 10 months of the year, learning and socializing with their peers. Most BC children are back to in-person learning this year. However, the COVID-19 context is daunting this school year: case counts are consistently high in the community; the more transmissible and severe delta variant is circulating; and children under 12 are not able to be vaccinated yet.
What does the science say about COVID-19, children, and schools? What measures can we use to make these congregate settings safer so that in-person learning can continue to happen without disruption from COVID-19? How can we ensure that school buildings are safe enough to be inclusive of all children, including ones from families that are more vulnerable to COVID-19 due to medical conditions?
Tune in to Protect our Province BC’s second briefing to hear more about this topic.
When: Wednesday, October 27
Time: 4:00 PDT
The second PoP BC event will include the following speakers:
- Dr. James Heilman, Emergency Physician
- Dr. Lyne Filiatrauly, Retired Emergency Physician
- Michelle Naef, P.Eng, PhD candidate at the University of Alberta, in the David and Joan Lynch School of Engineering, Safety and Risk Management
- Elizabete Costa, parent, member of Safe Schools Coalition BC
- Jennifer Heighton, teacher and education advocate; co-founder of Safe Schools Coalition BC