details the changes in directives that will take place in a school when a
region of the province has been placed in an Orange Alert Level. This document
supplements the Return to school: Direction for school districts and schools as
well as the COVID-19 Guidance for Early Learning and Childcare Facilities.
Between Orange and Yellow Zones
travelling between Orange and Yellow alert zones must self-monitor and wear a
mask for 14 days and must follow directives in accordance with the Mandatory
Order as if they were in the Orange Phase. This applies to travelling
professionals, supply teachers, school personnel and students, and employees of
early learning and childcare facilities and children attending early learning
and childcare facilities. This only applies to the individual who has
travelled and does not apply to other members of the same household. It is
recommended that members of the household self-monitor and get tested if they
develop symptoms of COVID-19.
Public Schools Mask Use
• Students in
Grades K-12 are required to wear a mask on a school bus, even when sitting
alone or with a member of the same household.
• Students in
Grades K-8 are required to wear a mask at all times at school, except when
students are sitting at a desk working silently, eating, or engaged in sports
activities during physical education class. This includes when the students are
• Students in
Grades 9-12 are required to wear a mask at all times at school, except when
students are eating, engaged in sports activities or during physical education
class. This includes when the students are outside.
personnel are required to wear a mask at all times at school, except when they
are eating or sitting alone in their closed office or classroom. This includes
when school personnel are outside.
Changes in Directives for Early Learning and Childcare
Facilities and Schools Nov. 19, 2020
The use of wind
instruments and singing are not permitted in an Orange Alert Level.
Extra-curricular music activities, such as SISTEMA, theatre, choir and band,
are not permitted.
Education and Sports Activities
• Activities that
are conducive to physical distancing, such as yoga, dancing and moderate
walking, are recommended. It is also recommended that shared equipment not be
made available for common use.
Interscholastic, extra-curricular and intramural sport activities will be
limited to practices and/or skills and drills within a single team.
Students and Staff
school personnel who are immunocompromised should contact their health care
provider for direction. Distance learning plans will be put in place. The IWK
has defined immunocompromised as being a person who:
is having chemotherapy
currently or have within the last 6 months
is having radiation therapy
has received a bone marrow
transplant in the last year or Graft Versus Host Disease
is a recipient of a solid organ
has sickle cell disease
has a spleen that does not work
has a genetic cause for immune
is taking immunosuppressive
has other history of immune
suppression, as defined by a Physician.
ORANGE LEVEL FINAL.pdf