of Tuesday, March 1, the province has moved into Step 2 of the three-step approach to lifting public
health measures. Information will be shared with families as other decisions
The Calgary Board of Education has implemented a number of system-wide health measures for the school year. These include but are not limited to:
- Proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
- Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of high traffic/touch areas
ventilation in schools
- Classroom cohorts in kindergarten to Grade 6
We all play a role in ensuring our schools are as safe as possible and that we minimize the spread of COVID-19. The CBE has and will continue to encourage all eligible employees to get vaccinated.
Masks are no longer required for students, staff or visitors in CBE schools and workplaces. The exception is if they are required in accordance with individual isolation requirements, in some unique settings, or to align with Occupational Health & Safety guidance. As well, students 13 years old and older are still required to wear masks while riding Calgary Transit.
We will continue to support students and staff who choose to wear masks and individual choices will be respected.
Daily Screening – Stay Home if you are Feeling Unwell
Students and staff are expected to use the daily checklist to identify if they should attend or stay home. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms must stay at home until symptoms resolve. Families should follow the guidance on the daily checklist.
COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist
If a Student is Sick or had COVID-19 Symptoms
Chief Medical Officer of Health – What Parents Should do if Positive Cases are Reported in Schools/Classrooms
While not required by students to attend school, we continue to strongly encourage vaccination for all eligible students aged five years and up.
Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health says that vaccines are highly effective and proven to protect Albertans and communities from COVID-19. The Canadian Pediatric Society is also recommending that all eligible children get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Appointments can be booked through the Alberta Vaccine Booking system, or by calling Health Link at 811. Appointments are available primarily at AHS clinics around the province. Vaccines will not be available in schools at this time.
Parent or guardian consent is required for children to get their vaccine, and it can be provided either in-person at the vaccine appointment or by a signed consent form. Parents and guardians are encouraged to seek out reliable and factual information to inform their decisions on vaccines for their children.
Schools are able resume in-person activities, meetings and events with their school communities. This includes allowing indoor spectators at K-9 schools for sports and performances. Schools may choose to continue with some virtual events such as school council meetings and parent-teacher conferences.
However, schools will consider strategies to reduce crowding and improve/increase ventilation to reduce potential transmission of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. Principals have an obligation under the Education Act (Section 33) to ensure a safe environment in their schools and continue to have the authority to set attendance limits for events to ensure the safety of students and staff.
Visitors & Volunteers
Scheduled volunteers and visitors to schools are permitted.
Prior to scheduled visitors entering the school they must complete Alberta Health Daily Checklist. If a visitor answers YES to any of the questions, the individual must not be admitted into the school.
Families considering international travel must follow direction from Alberta Health Services and the Government of Canada upon returning. Their guidance is subject to change.
See: Government of Alberta COVID-19 Travel Requirements
Government of Canada COVID-19 Travel
Travelling with children or dependents who are not fully vaccinated
Updates for Families
|Mar. 3, 2022||Lifting of COVID-19 Health Measures|
|Feb. 28, 2022||COVID-19 Health Measures Update|
|Feb. 11, 2022||COVID-19 Health Measures in CBE Schools|
|Feb. 7, 2022||Update for Families|
|Jan. 12, 2022||Updated Guidance and Health Measures|
|Jan. 6, 2022
||COVID-19 and Health Measures Update
|Dec. 31, 2021
||Winter Break Extended Until Monday, Jan. 10, 2022
|Dec. 16, 2021
||Winter Break Reminders and COVID-19 Update
|Dec. 2, 2021
||Update for Families
|Nov. 9, 2021
||CBE'S COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
|Oct. 18, 2021
||Update on Positive Case Notifications
|Oct. 5, 2021
||Vaccination Requirement for Employees, Partners, Volunteers
|Sept. 15, 2021
||Update on New Health Measures
|Sept. 10, 2021
||Notification of Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Schools
|Aug. 30, 2021
||Important Updates and Reminders for the 2021-22 School Year
|Aug. 18, 2021
||2021-22 School Re-Entry Information
|Aug. 11, 2021
||2021-22 School Re-Entry for Schools on the Modified Calendar
See previous COVID-19 under Health and Wellness News Stories