On March 12, BC’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, announced that British Columbians should avoid all non-essential international travel, including to the United States, because of the Novel Coronavirus. Further, Dr. Henry announced that anyone who does travel outside of Canada is expected to stay away (and self-isolate) from school or work for 14 days upon their return.
Some individuals are wondering if schools will reopen following Spring Break. Decisions regarding this, as well as the opening and closing of schools due to health concerns, are decisions that are made by the Medical Health Authorities. Currently, the BC Ministry of Health has not announced any plans to close schools in British Columbia due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Should any such announcement occur, we will inform families immediately.
Please check for updates on our District website at www.sd51.bc.ca.
In closing, please stay healthy and we hope you are able to enjoy your break.
Ken Minette, Superintendent
School District No. 51 (Boundary)