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Updates on COVID-19

You can find the latest updates to families here from the District, Government of BC, and Fraser Health Authority.

As the situation continues to evolve, the safety and well-being of our entire school community remains paramount. The Burnaby School District is in regular communication with the Fraser Health Authority as well as the Ministries of Health and Education. 

Find information here about health resources for you and your children. You can also find more information about continuing learning, support for students and families and process changes at the Burnaby School District related to COVID-19 here.

Read the latest updates and resources from the District and the Ministry of Education:

Read the May 29 Update to Families from the Burnaby School District Superintendent

Read the May 28 Joint Letter to Families from the Minister of Education and President of the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils

Read the May 28 letter (including translations) about Safe Study and Work Practices for Elementary Schools in the Burnaby School District

Read the May 28 letter (including translations) about Safe Study and Work Practices for Secondary Schools in the Burnaby School District

Read the May 27 letter about a Safe Return to School to Families and Staff from Fraser Health

Read the Updated Health and Safety Guidelines for K-12 School Settings From the BC Centre for Disease Control

Read the Provincial COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines for K-12 Setting From the Ministry of Education

Read the May 15 Update to Families from the Burnaby School District Superintendent

Read the May 15  Press Release from the Government of BC Regarding Expanded In-Class Instruction

Read the May 8 Update to Families, Students, Staff and Community From the Burnaby School District

Read the Staged Plan (Page 3) for a Return to Full In-class Instruction Released by the Ministry of Education on May 6

Read the Restart Plan for British Columbia Released by the Premier on May 6

Read the May 2 Letter from the Burnaby Board of Education to Staff Published in the Burnaby Now

Watch the May 1 Video from the Burnaby School District Team to Students, Families, Staff, and the Community

Read the April 9 Letter from the Burnaby School District Superintendent to Families, Students, Staff and the Community

Read the March 30 Letter from the Burnaby School District Superintendent to Parents, Students and Families

Read the March 27 Letter from the Burnaby School District Superintendent to Parents, Students and Families

Read the March 27 Joint Letter to Families from the Minister of Education and President of the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils

Chinese Translation of March 27 Joint Letter to Families from the Minister of Education and President of the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils

French Translation of March 27 Joint Letter to Families from the Minister of Education and President of the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils

Punjabi Translation of March 27 Joint Letter to Families from the Minister of Education and President of the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils

Check Out the New ‘Keep Learning’ Site Created by the Ministry of Education with Everyday Educational Activities and Links

Read the Q&A Provided by the Ministry of Education on March 25 Regarding Continuity of Learning for K-12

Read the March 23 Letter from the Burnaby School District Superintendent to Parents, Students and Families

Read the March 17 Letter from the Burnaby School District Superintendent to Families and Staff

Read the March 17 Letter from the Minister of Education to Families and Staff


Provincial officials are providing regular updates to British Columbians on COVID-19:

See the Most Recent Joint Statements from the Provincial Health Officer and Minister of Health

See the Most Up-to-Date Information from the Government of BC – Dedicated COVID-19 Webpage


The following are additional links and documents provided by provincial authorities, as well as earlier correspondence to families:

Educational videos with questions from kids from the Ministry of Public Safety

Classroom learning activities from the Ministry of Public Safety

Ministry of Health Response Plans

Novel Coronavirus Q&A from HealthLinkBC

BC Centre for Disease Control Information on Novel Coronavirus

Superintendent Letter to Families: March 13, 2020

Deputy Minister Letter to Families: March 13, 2020

Chinese Translation – Deputy Minister Letter to Families: March 13, 2020

French Translation – Deputy Minister Letter to Families: March 13, 2020

Punjabi Translation – Deputy Minister Letter to Families: March 13, 2020

Superintendent Letter to Families March 5, 2020: International Field Trip Cancellation

Letter from the Fraser Health Authority to Parents and Guardians: Feb 28, 2020

Coronavirus Information to Families Regarding Provincial Health Guidelines: Feb 27, 2020

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) BC Public Health Guidance for Schools and Childcare Programs: Feb 24, 2020

Letter from the Fraser Health Authority to Parents and Guardians: Feb 21, 2020

Letter from the Fraser Health Authority to Parents and Guardians: Feb 7, 2020

Letter from the Provincial Health Officer to Parents and Guardians: Feb 7, 2020