• Mariah Wilson

Tips on Returning to School Safely this Fall

On September 1, students will be back in full swing this fall with in-person classes, extra curricular activities, and sporting events. Even though it is exciting to be back to some semblance of normality, some students and families may be worried about an increased chance of getting COVID-19 or other illnesses from their peers and teaching staff.

The Province of Alberta has released a set of guidelines that schools will be following when reopening:

  • Students and staff will be screened daily for symptoms using the Alberta Health Daily Checklist

  • Students and staff will need to isolate if they have core COVID-19 symptoms or test positive

  • Everyone will need to follow best practices to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses

  • Some schools have the space and capacity to continue physical distancing, cohorting, and masking requirements, but not all schools do