COVID-19 Updates

Updates for parents and guardians about COVID-19.
This page contains related links and resources regarding COVID-19 Updates.

BC teachers and staff are being prioritised to be vaccinated in April-May, updated daily

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/plan

Vancouver Coastal Health School Exposures, updated daily

http://www.vch.ca/covid-19/school-exposures

Enhanced Safety Measures in Schools from 4 Feb 2021

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021EDUC0011-000201

Kits PAC COVID and Education Ad Hoc Committee Report: Review of Q1

For summary of education disparities between Vancouver high schools and neighbouring school districts, please see page 4, Figure 1

Dr. Corinne Hohl gave a presentation to the PAC at the 27 October 2020 meeting

She is an emergency room physician, epidemiologist, is involved with Canada’s national COVID registry, and the parent of a student in grade 8 at Kits. She reviewed the latest data and information about the severity of the disease and transmission risks amongst high school-aged children in BC, Canada, and internationally. This was the collective work of several medical doctors and researchers. You can find a video of her presentation (which she gave to Prince of Wales PAC the following week) here: https://youtu.be/4ePETzVNGdA

Kitsilano Secondary School – September 2020 Newsletter

We are pleased to welcome you to a new school year at Kitsilano Secondary School. This year will be a very new way of schooling and we are hopeful and optimistic that it will be a successful one. We are excited to continue building on all that is good about our school and community.
We recognize that many are feeling anxious and uncertain about returning to school. Please know that the health and safety of our school community remains our key priority. We are working closely with VSB District and school-based staff to ensure the full implementation of the VSB COVID-19 Safety Plan. This plan was developed under the BC Government COVID-19 K-12 Education Plan-Stage 2 mandate.

Return to school, joint statement from Dr. Patricia Daly (Vancouver Coastal Health Chief Medical Health Officer) and Dr. Bonnie Henry (BC Provincial Health Officer) on 20 September 2020

http://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/news-releases/joint-statement-from-dr-patricia-daly-vch-chief-medical-health-officer-and-dr-bonnie-henry-provincial-health-officer