Update #1 COVID-19 – March 2, 2020 – Media Release: COVID-19

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 www.northernhealth.ca 
  • 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 www.prn.bc.ca
  • 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


Supporting Resources

SD60 March 2nd, 2020 Letter for Parents / Guardians / Families

Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 for Children and Students

BC Centres for Disease Control – Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) page

Travel Health Notices – Government of Canada

World Health Organization – Clean hands protect against infection

Update #2 – https://www.prn.bc.ca/?p=4513


Anyone concerned that they may have been exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of the novel coronavirus, should contact their primary care provider, local public health office, or call 8-1-1. Public Health Agency of Canada has set up a 2019 novel coronavirus telephone information line at: 1-833-784-4397.

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