B.C. teachers still calling for mandatory masks, improved ventilation when classes resume in September – CBC

Province has said it will provide futher details on school safety plans this month

Aug 17, 2021

Back to school shopping season has begun and teachers across the province are hoping face masks are on the list.

As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in British Columbia, the union representing all public school teachers is calling on the provincial government to make masks mandatory in classrooms for the upcoming school year.

“We’re really concerned about the high case counts right now in B.C. and how they’ve increased across the province and so we’re definitely looking to start the school year with the mask mandate,” said Teri Mooring, the president of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF).

Mooring, speaking Tuesday on CBC’s The Early Edition, said the union wants students and staff to wear masks starting in September, saying it is easier to start with measures already in place, than to try to implement them later on down the line if needed.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bctf-masks-wanted-1.6144071

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