As has been the case throughout this pandemic, each person and situation is different. Each person should consider the risks and benefits of each circumstance as it relates to their individual situation. We encourage you to work with your transplant team to discuss your individual risk and obtain any documentation you may require regarding your medical condition.
Public health guidance provides information on how to keep COVID-19 out of and stop transmission in schools to help maintain a healthy school environment for students, families, and staff. Each school district and individual school may vary slightly in terms of specific safety protocols.
When considering whether in-person learning is the right choice for your children, we encourage you to understand the safety policies in place within your school environment and understand what alternative learning options may be offered for your child. Information about different learning options is available from your local school board. Additional information, including options for online and distributed learning and home-schooling is available from the Ministry of Education. The BCCDC has more information for
children with immune suppression and on
returning to school.
As always, consider all the things that you and your household contacts can do to lower the chances of getting and spreading the virus including regular hand-washing, adhering to physical distancing recommendations, wearing face masks where appropriate, and limiting the number of contacts your family has outside of your household.
Talk to your health care provider about the risk. They can help you with steps that you should take to lower the risk to yourself and those you live with.