BC makes masks mandatory in all schools from kindergarten to Grade 12 | FULL

British Columbia's chief medical officer of health Dr. Bonnie Henry announced on Friday that the province will be requiring all students from kindergarten to Grade 12 to wear a mask while in school.

After increasing public pressure and a rise in COVID-19 cases among children, the provincial government is updating its K-12 education health and safety guidelines to require masks for kindergarten to Grade 3 students.

Beginning Monday, all students in B.C. schools will be required to wear a mask when inside a school building, including while at their desks and on buses.

“We know there is a high level of concern among some parents, students, teachers and boards of education, especially in regions of B.C. where transmission rates are higher. We are listening to the concerns of people and, on the advice of the provincial health officer, taking further action so that families, students and staff feel secure,” Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside said.

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