This evening, Dr. Morrison announced that, out of an abundance of caution, the Province of Prince Edward Island has updated its back to school plans.
For the next two weeks, December 7-18, 2020, high school students in the Charlottetown area will move to remote learning. This includes Colonel Gray High School, Charlottetown Rural High School, and Bluefield High School.
All other schools will remain open to in-person learning.
Before and after school activities (e.g. basketball, band) and community use of school facilities in all schools will be paused, effective Monday, December 7. Field trips that have been booked during the regular school day will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
With the closure of in-person dining, students who typically leave school property for lunch should consider bringing a lunch from home.
As a reminder: Public health measures are in place to prevent the impact of COVID-19. We can protect ourselves and our community by screening for symptoms, good hand hygiene, staying home when ill, physical distancing wherever possible, keeping your circle of contacts as small as possible and following masking guidance. If symptoms develop, get tested and isolate until you receive the results and, as an additional layer of protection, you are encouraged to download the free COVID Alert App (https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-and-wellness/covid-alert-app).
To learn more about the changes to PEI’s COVID-19 guidance, please visit the Prince Edward Government website at https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/covid19.