Health & Safety

We take the health and safety of our students and staff very seriously. In the Covid-19 era, we are closely following the guidelines from the Ministry of Education and are adapting our practices as needed to maintain a healthy and safe learning environment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit our Covid-19 FAQ page for additional information. If you have additional questions, please email them to covidquestions@nelsonwaldorf.org

March 21, 2022

On March 10, our Provincial Medical Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry made several changes to existing public health orders (PHO) that affect the Provincial COVID-19 Communicable disease Guidelines for K-12 Settings. These changes come into effect the first day our Spring Break – March 21, 2022. Masks and other health and safety protocols remain in effect at school and on buses until then.

Here are the key changes to the Provincial Guidelines

  • Masks will no longer be mandated for use within the classroom and workplace as of March 21, 2022 – the first day of our Spring Break.
  • Schools can return to classroom and learning environment configurations and activities for optimal learning and teaching.
  • Intra-school events (events with just students, staff and necessary volunteers) do not have a capacity limit.
  • Inter-school events or those with visitors (e.g., parent spectators) should not exceed 50 per cent capacity, but can return to 100 per cent capacity when the PHO Gatherings & Events Order is lifted (expected end of day April 7, 2022 – wait for further communication).
  • We can drop the sign in/sign out practices and can return to routine pick up/drop off practices.
  • Schools should make every effort to avoid venue/locations that place additional requirements that could prevent a person from being able to participate. (Example: We will try to find and use field trip destinations that so not require a proof of vaccination.)

Of course, COVID-19 has not disappeared. Nelson Waldorf will still consider strategies to create space between people, promote outdoor activities, and we ask that families continue to follow public health recommendations and practices for self-testing and self-isolation periods when ill. (Rapid tests are still available for pick-up at our Front Office.) Nelson Waldorf will also continue to support and respect anyone’s decision to wear a mask or face covering.

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