"The B.C. Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, announced on January 28 that the first case of novel coronavirus has been confirmed in B.C. This was communicated out to school districts and independent schools in a special edition of the Deputy Minister’s Bulletin sent on January 28.
The Ministry of Education understands that school district and independent school staff, students and communities may have questions about coronavirus. Please know that the Ministry is in regular communication with the Ministry of Health and provincial and local health authorities to make public health decisions, and to ensure students and school/district staff are kept informed and safe. The Ministry will continue to be in close contact with public health officials and, with that in mind, would ask you to ensure that no assumptions are made about the risk of students or staff based on their ethnicity or travel history."
Please view the full Coronavirus update from the Ministry of Education here.