Standing Strong Together


K-12 Graduated Return to School

Published: January 5th, 2022

The Province announced a delayed return to class in the k-12 sector in order to give public health and BC schools additional time to learn more about the impacts of the Omicron variant on communities and schools, and to support the safe continuation of in-class learning.

children sitting outside on a bench with an early childhood educator

Please be advised that the Public Health Office has reviewed the COVID Public Health Guidance for Child Care Settings and has made no changes to the operations of child care associated with the K-12 announcement, including the child care on school grounds. Child care health and safety guidance from the BC CDC remains the same since its last update of December 20, 2021. Child care providers are reminded that the vaccination of child care workers is the best defense against the spread of COVID 19. Further, operators are encouraged to remain diligent on key safety measures and follow public health guidance including doing a daily health check and staying home when sick, cleaning hands regularly, and ensuring that adults inside child care settings wear masks.


Childcare BC Engagement Team