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Province of BC Phase 3 guidelines for social interaction

July 3, 2020 -- Northern Health and the Province of BC have released the following reminders for Phase 3 of BC's  Restart Plan.

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Inside Your Bubble

Your bubble includes members of your immediate household and can be carefully expanded to include others.

  • Try to limit the number of people in your bubble
  • Every time you add someone to your bubble, you are also connecting with everybody in their bubble
  • Inside your bubble you can hug and kiss and do not need to wear a mask or stay 2 m apart
  • Remember, vigilant hand-washing and space cleaning is still important
  • If you are sick, self-isolate from people in your bubble as much as possible

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Outside Your Bubble

In personal settings when you're seeing friends and family who aren't in your bubble:

  • Only get together in small groups of 2 to 6 people
  • Keep 2 m of physical distance from those who are outside your bubble and limit your time together
  • Stay home and away from others if you have cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Take extra precautions for those at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19, including older people and those with chronic health conditions


Practice Good Hygiene

Stay at home and keep a safe distance from people in your household when you have cold or flu-like symptoms, including:

  • Coughing
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue 
  • No handshaking or hugs with people outside of your bubble

Practice good hygiene, including:

  • Regular hand washing
  • Avoiding touching your face
  • Covering coughs and sneezes
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces 
  • Maintain physical distance as much as possible when in the community; where not possible, consider using a non-medical mask or face covering
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Playground safety tips from BC Centre for Disease Control

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June 18, 2020 -- Please click on the links below for valuable information from BC Centre for Disease Control.

K-12- BC Centre for Disease Control Safety Tips Playgrounds.pdf

K-12 Resources BCCDC - PowerPoint Presentation.pdf

cao_webeditor6/18/2020 11:59 AM
Restart Plan: Information for parents and students

May 29, 2020 -- As part of British Columbia's Restart Plan, students in School District No. 57 (Prince George) have the option of returning to in-class learning support starting on Monday, June 1. Please click on the links below for information about the Return to School in SD 57 and Stage 3 Safe Work Procedures. Please also see a video message from Superintendent Anita Richardson.

Restart Plan information for Parents.pdf

STAGE 3 SD57 05.27.20.pdf

Anita Richardson video message


cao_webeditor6/5/2020 3:32 PM
Playgrounds reopening


June 5, 2020 --

The City of Prince George and School District No. 57 are reopening all of the roughly 80 civic and school playgrounds within the Prince George area effective immediately.

Both the City and School District No. 57 are encouraging parents to ensure their children are adhering to provincial orders and recommendations concerning physical distancing, proper hygiene such as hand-washing, and limiting gatherings to fewer than 50 people when visiting playgrounds.

Parents are also asked not to bring children who are feeling sick to playgrounds and to refrain from visiting these sites when they themselves are sick. Signs are being installed today (June 5) to remind visitors to exercise proper distancing and hygiene, and to keep the numbers of visitors down.

"As we reopen our City playgrounds it gives children the opportunity to get outside and have some fun and exercise," says Lyn Hall, Mayor of Prince George. "Council would like to thank residents for being patient as we reopen our many parks and playgrounds throughout the City."

The City closed all City playgrounds on April 3 in order to align with Provincial Public Health guidelines relating to physical distancing and orders limiting public gatherings. On March 23, School District No. 57 announced it was closing all school playgrounds as a health and safety measure and to stop the spread of COVID-19.

"In alignment with school districts across the province, we are reopening our playgrounds," says School District No. 57 Superintendent Anita Richardson. "As Dr. Henry has indicated, it is safe to do with users taking the appropriate measures. There should be small numbers of children on equipment at any one time, preferably small family groupings outside of school hours. All users should avoid physical contact and we will have signs in place as a reminder about physical distancing and the importance of washing or sanitizing hands before and after play.

"We're happy to make playgrounds available to our students and the general public again. Children will be supervised during school hours, but, no matter the time of day, we encourage everyone to keep the health and safety of themselves and others in mind," says Richardson.

School District No. 57 includes Prince George, Mackenzie, McBride and Valemount. Playgrounds in Prince George and Mackenzie are opening immediately, while playgrounds in McBride and Valemount are scheduled to open next week.  

cao_webeditor6/5/2020 12:41 PM