Friday October 1st, 2021 – UPDATE Masks for students in kindergarten to Grade 3

Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced updates to the Public Health Communicable Disease Guidance for K-12 Schools and the Provincial COVID-19 Communicable Disease Guidelines for K-12 Settings to require masks for kindergarten to Grade 3 students. The rollout will begin on Monday, October 4th, 2021 when all students in B.C. schools will be required to wear a mask when inside a school building, including while at their desks, and on buses. This measure builds on the existing guidelines that currently apply to all students in grades 4-12.