On Monday, March 8, the provincial government released a statement about the future of in-person learning at public B.C. universities and colleges.
Anne Kang, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training, said that "Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, advised the presidents of all public colleges and universities to prepare for a full return to on-campus education this September."
Kang noted that the past year has been hard for students, faculty, and staff alike.
The province's top doctor, Dr. Bonnie Henry, has confirmed that a safe return to in-person learning for all B.C. students is possible for the fall semester.
While Kang called this development "encouraging," she did mention that she knows some people will be nervous to go back.
"Your safety is our top priority. At every step, we’re going to be working with Dr. Henry and all our partners to make sure the right measures are in place to keep people safe," she said.
To this point, a specific committee will be working with Dr. Henry to build new "post-secondary COVID-19 Go-Forward Guidelines."
“While we update the guidelines to ensure on-campus safety, I encourage students and families to start planning for in-person instruction on a campus of their choice in September,” Kang concluded.
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