BC Public Health Order: School Staff Vaccination Status
The B.C. government issued an order January 17 related to the gathering and reporting of the vaccine status of K–12 staff.
This order enables local Medical Health Officers (MHOs) to direct school boards and independent school authorities to obtain the vaccination status of school staff and share with the MHO in aggregate form. The purpose of the order is to support MHOs, when necessary, to obtain information about K–12 staff vaccination rates to assess, advise on and respond to risks arising from exposures, cases, clusters and outbreaks in schools. This order requires an MHO to issue a directive to a specific district/school authority to be actioned and does not apply until/if such a directive is issued.
Read the Order of the Provincial Health Officer