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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. 

You can also find additional information about COVID-19, including health resources for you and your children here.


The Latest Updates and Resources from the District and the Ministry of Education

Message from the Burnaby School District Superintendent – March 11, 2022

News Release from the Government of BC – March 10, 2022

Provincial COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines for K-12 Settings – March 10, 2022

Letter from the Fraser Health Authority – January 14, 2022

Letter from Ministry of Education to K-12 School District Staff: Rapid Test Instructions – January 14, 2022

Information from the Fraser Health Authority – January 7, 2022

Message from the Burnaby School District Superintendent – December 31, 2021

Letter from the Burnaby School District Superintendent – November 30, 2021

Letter from the Burnaby Board of Education to Families and Staff – November 10, 2021

Joint Letter to All Staff Encouraging Vaccination from Board Chair, Superintendent, BTA President, CUPE Local 379 President, BPVPA President and DPAC Chair – October 20, 2021

Press Release from the Government of BC – October 1, 2021

Statement from the Burnaby Board of Education (K-3 Masks) September 30, 2021

Letter from the Burnaby School District Superintendent August 27, 2021

Press Release from the Ministry of Education – August 24, 2021

Letter from the Burnaby School District Superintendent August 20, 2021 

Letter from the Board Chair June 28, 2021

Read the Year-End Message from the Minister of Education – June 2021

Letter from the Burnaby School District Superintendent June 17, 2021

Press Release from the Government of BC – June 17, 2021

Earlier correspondence to families can be found by scrolling further down this page.

 

Regular COVID-19 Updates from Provincial Officials to British Columbians

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

 

Additional Information Provided by Provincial Authorities

BCCDC – Information on COVID-19 vaccination for children and young people ages 5 to 17 – December 6, 2021

BCCDC – Vaccination for children 5-11 years old: Frequently Asked Questions – December 6, 2021

Fraser Health – Learn about COVID-19 immunization for five to 17 year olds – December 6, 2021

BCCDC Process for Contact Tracing in Schools – September 28, 2021

BCCDC Contact Tracing Infographic – September 28, 2021

Fraser Health COVID-19 School Update – Immunization for 12-17 Year Olds – May 20. 2021

Fraser Health Data: COVID-19 School Cluster & Transmission Analysis – May 7, 2021

Fraser Health COVID-19 Update – Winter 2021: Keep Our Schools Safe for Staff & Students – January 22, 2021

BCCDC – Schools and COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Fraser Health Region School Exposures Web Resource

BC Centre for Disease Control – Information on School Safety and Childcare Safety Protocols

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

Novel Coronavirus Q&A from HealthLinkBC

BC Centre for Disease Control – Information on Novel Coronavirus

 

Earlier Correspondence to Families

Read the March 30.21 Joint Letter from the Board Chair and Superintendent

Read the March 29.21 Press Release from the Government of BC

Read the March 12.21 Letter from the Board Chair, Superintendent, and Partners

Read the February 19.21 Letter from the Burnaby School District Superintendent

Read the February 4.21 Letter from the Burnaby School District Superintendent

Read the February 4.21 Press Release from the Ministry of Education

Read the January 8.21 Joint Letter from the Board Chair and Superintendent

Read the December 17.20 Letter from the Burnaby School District Superintendent

Letter from Fraser Health Authority: School Exposure Notifications and Public Health Orders Over the Holidays – December 2020

Fraser Health Explains Changes to School Notification Process – December 5, 2020

Read the October 30.20 Joint letter from the Board Chair and Superintendent

Read the September 22.20 Update from the Burnaby School District Superintendent

What Happens if There is a COVID-19 Case in a School – September 22, 2020

Read the September 3.20 Update from the Burnaby School District Superintendent

Read the September 3.20 Press Release from the Ministry of Education

Read the August 28.20 Update from the Burnaby School District Superintendent

Read the August 26.20 Update from the Burnaby School District Superintendent

Read the August 26.20 Press Release from the Ministry of Education

Read the August 20.20 Update from the Burnaby School District Superintendent

Read the August 17.20 Information Bulletin from the Ministry of Education

Read the August 13.20 Update from the Burnaby School District Superintendent

Read the August 12.20 Press Release from the Ministry of Education

Read the July 31.20 Joint Letter from Partners Supporting the Ministry of Education’s Schools Reopening Plan

Read the July 30.20 Update to Families from the Burnaby School District Superintendent

Read the July 29.20 Press Release from the Ministry of Education

Read the June 25.20 Joint Letter from the Burnaby Board of Education and Superintendent to Parents, Students and Families

Read the June 25.20 Joint Letter to Families from the Minister of Education and President of the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils

Chinese (Simplified) Translation – June 25.20 Joint Letter to Families from the Minister of Education and President of the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils

Chinese (Traditional) Translation – June 25.20 Joint Letter to Families from the Minister of Education and President of the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils

French Translation – June 25.20 Joint Letter to Families from the Minister of Education and President of the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils

Punjabi Translation – June 25.20 Joint Letter to Families from the Minister of Education and President of the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils

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

Read the May 29.20 Update to Families from the Burnaby School District Superintendent

Read the May 28.20 Joint Letter to Families from the Minister of Education and President of the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils

Read the May 28.20 letter (including translations) about Safe Study and Work Practices for Elementary Schools in the Burnaby School District

Read the May 28.20 letter (including translations) about Safe Study and Work Practices for Secondary Schools in the Burnaby School District

Read the May 27.20 letter about a Safe Return to School to Families and Staff from Fraser Health

Read the May 15.20 Update to Families from the Burnaby School District Superintendent

Read the May 15.20  Press Release from the Government of BC Regarding Expanded In-Class Instruction

Read the May 8.20 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 6.20

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

Read the May 2.20 Letter from the Burnaby Board of Education to Staff Published in the Burnaby Now

Watch the May 1.20 Video from the Burnaby School District Team to Students, Families, Staff, and the Community

Read the April 9.20 Letter from the Burnaby School District Superintendent to Families, Students, Staff and the Community

Read the March 30.20 Letter from the Burnaby School District Superintendent to Parents, Students and Families

Read the March 27.20 Letter from the Burnaby School District Superintendent to Parents, Students and Families

Read the March 27.20 Joint Letter to Families from the Minister of Education and President of the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils

Chinese Translation – March 27.20 Joint Letter to Families from the Minister of Education and President of the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils

French Translation – March 27.20 Joint Letter to Families from the Minister of Education and President of the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils

Punjabi Translation – March 27.20 Joint Letter to Families from the Minister of Education and President of the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils

Read the Q&A Provided by the Ministry of Education on March 25 Regarding Continuity of Learning for K-12 – April 1, 2020

Read the March 23.20 Letter from the Burnaby School District Superintendent to Parents, Students and Families

Read the March 17.20 Letter from the Burnaby School District Superintendent to Families and Staff

Read the March 17.20 Letter from the Minister of Education to Families and Staff

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: February 28, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Earlier Information Shared by District