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Today Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced updates to the Public Health Communicable Disease Guidance for K-12 Schools and the Provincial COVID-19 Communicable Disease Guidelines for K-12 Settings to require masks for kindergarten to Grade 3 students.

Beginning on Monday, October 4 all students in B.C. schools will be required to wear a mask when inside a school building, including while at their desks and on buses.