School mask mandate extended to include kindergarten to Grade 3 students in Vancouver

The Vancouver School Board voted unanimously Monday to extend the current mask mandate to include students from kindergarten to Grade 3 although it’s not known when the mandate will come into effect.

Students in Grades 4 to 12 are already required to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In a tweet, the district said more details will be provided in coming days.

Last month, the Ministry of Education updated COVID-19 safety guidelines for the 2021/2022 school year, which included mandatory masks in indoor spaces for students in Grades 4 to 12. 

Under the provincial guidelines, younger students are encouraged to wear masks, but it is not mandatory.

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