Guidance for schools was revised in January. Latest VSB updates are here, and include updates to their communicable disease plan, updated daily health check and COVID-19 testing and what to when sick (one pager).
Eric Hamber Secondary’s nationally-recognized student newspaper, The Griffin’s Nest, has been publishing stories about pandemic response. The stories are unique because they represent the experience of education and COVID from the student point of view. Here are some stories worth checking out:
Even if you’ve already been infected with COVID19, you are not immune to next infections. In fact, with Omicron, people, children included, are becoming reinfected weeks after recovering from an initial infection. Further, COVID19 causes an illness that first presents as respiratory, but is in fact a vascular disease. It is causing scarring on lung tissue, brain injuries, and interfering with the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to babies, in-utero, by damaging the umbilical cord.