Media Release: COVID-19 Update

Media Release

March 2, 2020

In response to recent concerns around the spread of COVID-19 and student travel groups, School District 60 has connected with our Northern Health Medical Officer and confirmed the following information and procedures:

  • There are currently no confirmed cases in our region
  • The risk for transmission in BC remains low
  • Updates and the latest information on COVID can be found on the Northern Health Website at 
  • No additional measures are recommended at this point beyond the hygiene procedures and self-monitoring that have been communicated via the health authorities and parent letters.  These resources can also be found on our district website at
  • Out of an abundance of caution, the district is providing additional sanitizer products to all schools and our custodians are providing enhanced disinfectant protocols in all schools.
  • The medical health officer does not recommend the quarantine of all students returning from travel.  Any staff or students who are symptomatic are encouraged to self-isolate and seek medical attention.  

Stephen Petrucci