COVID-19 school information

Northern Health is committed to supporting safe schools during the pandemic for kindergarten to grade 12 schools (K-12) and post-secondary settings. This page offers information and resources for parents, guardians, and school staff. Explore the sections below to learn more about COVID-19 information and resources for schools.

For more health topics visit school and youth health.

Protecting children and youth from COVID-19

Immunizations help keep kids, the people around them, and their schools safe and protected from COVID-19. Any child between the age of 5 and 17 can receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Book your child’s immunization appointment.

Jump to: NH COVID-19 immunization clinics

COVID-19 orders

Visit the COVID-19 orders page for more information and frequently asked questions. 

School information

COVID-19 vaccines

Explore these websites for information on COVID-19 vaccines:

COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 years

Any child between five and 11 years old can receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Parents can register their child to be notified when to book an appointment.

COVID-19 vaccine for youth aged 12-17 years

COVID-19 vaccine for pregnancy, fertility, and breastfeeding

Reporting vaccine reactions

If you experience unexpected side effects, report them to your local health unit. Learn about expected vaccine side effects.

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For parents and guardians

Students, staff, and others can take preventative actions to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases in K-12 school settings. Students can attend school safely when we work together to follow Public Health recommendations.

Living with COVID-19

The best way to protect yourself and others is to get vaccinated and follow Public Health guidance.

  • Get vaccinated for COVID-19; find a vaccine clinic near you.
  • Practice health awareness. See daily health checks for more information on what to do if you or someone in your household has symptoms of illness.
  • Stay home when sick even when fully vaccinated.
  • Wear masks when recommended. Be respectful and supportive of those who mask when it is a personal choice. For the most up-to-date school mask guidance, see COVID-19 safe schools.
  • Wash your hands regularly.

Follow Public Health guidance

Travel

For international travel, review the following Government of Canada resources for the most up-to-date guidance:

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For school staff

This section is to support school staff, principals, and superintendents with questions and concerns about COVID-19 in school settings. For more information visit the following:

  • COVID-19 orders including frequently asked questions
  • K-12 Schools and COVID-19 - BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)
  • Administrators and districts sector leaders can find K-12 guidance and tools to support low-risk in-person learning in schools and resources for working with parents and communities - BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)

Guidelines

Immunization rates

Information is posted publicly on the COVID-19 vaccine plan webpage. Scroll down to the resources section near the bottom of the page and click on the numbers to date tab for a report on the latest COVID-19 immunization rates for Community Health Service Areas in the Northern Health region.

Data and reports

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For more information

How to get a COVID-19 test
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Mental health and emotional wellness
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