Until further notice outside user groups/rentals of school district facilities has been suspended, reports School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) Secretary Treasurer Dale Culler.
He notes that with the recent Order of the Provincial Health Officer (issued on December 31, 2021), and knowing that vaccination rates are lower in communities within SD83, a decision was made to limit access to schools to only those individuals that are supporting activities that are of benefit to student learning and wellbeing. This means that until further notice community use of school facilities has been suspended.
The updated public health guidance for schools requires time for school administration to provide enhanced safety protocols in schools in response to the appearance of and higher incidence of transmission and illness from the Omicron variant.
“We thank you in advance for your understanding as we all navigate this changing situation.”