Ferris Elementary School


Coronavirus Update

Please see the entire attachment from the Ministry of Education (with important links)  issued yesterday and an updated communication from our Superrintendent, Mr. Scott Robinson.

From the Ministry of Education update issued  February 6, 2020 

Title: Coronavirus Update

Key Messages

  • The World Health Organization has declared the novel coronavirus a global health emergency; however, the B.C. Provincial Health Officer is advising that the risk is low within British Columbia and all necessary precautions are being taken to prevent the spread of infection.

  • The Ministry of Education is in regular communication with the Ministry of Health, the Provincial Health Officer and local health authorities to learn of public health decisions and to ensure students and employees are kept informed and safe.

  • The Provincial Health Officer is advising travellers who have been to Hubei province in the last 14 days to limit their contact with others for 14 days (self-isolation, stay at home) following arrival in Canada.

  • The Provincial Health Officer is also advising that anyone who is concerned they may have been exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of, the coronavirus should contact their primary care provider, local public health office or call 811. Translation services for 811 are available in more than 130 languages.

  • The Ministry of Education would ask you to ensure that no assumptions are made about the risk of students or staff based on their ethnicity.

SEE MORE in attachment....

Fri, 2020/02/07 - 4:39pm