A CUPE memo indicating Campbell River teachers and students would be heading back to school under last year’s COVID-19 protocols proved to be a false alarm.
Twitter user @BCschoolCOVID mentioned the memo in a since-deleted tweet. It referenced a communication by School District 72, saying ‘staff will be returning to the same protocols that were in place in June.’
“Masks will be required by staff and students REGARDLESS of whether you have had your vaccines or not, as the Delta Variant is causing concern with daily cases of just over 500 in BC,” it read.
A follow up tweet from the school district indicated the memo had been misinterpreted.
CUPE misinterpreted this staff memo. #CRSD72 advised staff who are starting to return to worksites that we are waiting on direction regarding protocols from the Min. of Ed & in the meantime they still have to wear masks/distance. Direction for students will align with PHO. #bced— School District 72 (@CRSD72) August 19, 2021
It notes staff who are returning to worksites have been advised the district is waiting on direction regarding protocols from the Ministry of Education.
While waiting, staff are still required to wear masks, and social distance.
A plan for protocol regarding students will align with a plan provided by the Provincial Health Officer.
Students will be returning to school on Tuesday, September 7.