Winter break extended for students
The Kindergarten to Grade 12 student winter break has been extended to January 10 provincewide.
School authorities will use the extended student break to prepare for potential in-person and at-home learning scenarios in response to the current COVID-19 situation.
The pause will also provide additional time to deliver 8.6 million rapid tests and 16.5 million medical-grade masks to schools through a phased approach starting the week of January 10. Once fully distributed, every student and staff member will receive 2 five-test kits and an 8 week supply of masks.
More information on next steps for students' return to learning will be announced late next week. Decisions will be evidence-based using operational information provided by school authorities, case information and other available health data.