BC school staff, middle and high school students will be required to wear masks in high traffic areas

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The British Columbia government announced Monday that school staff, middle school students and high school students will be required to wear masks in high traffic areas in September.This includes buses and common areas, such as hallways, or whenever they are outside of their learning group where the physical distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 cannot be maintained.

Exceptions will be made for students who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons, the province said.

Staff and students should always maintain a physical distance from people outside their learning group at all times.








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The government said it was purchasing up to 1.5 million masks to meet this requirement – enough for every staff member and student in a public school to have two masks.

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Additional funds will also be provided to ensure that improved cleaning measures, handwashing stations and transparent barriers are in place on school grounds.

Districts are expected to communicate more details throughout the summer regarding schedules, learning groups and plans to parents, students and staff, and post them online by August 26.

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