Federation Urges Continued Caution to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

February 22, 2021
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

As students and school staff return from the February break, the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is reminding those attending schools to pay close attention to their health and seek advice from HealthLine 811 as needed.

“We know that there are more contagious variants of COVID-19 in our province, and that people were more likely to travel and be more mobile within their communities during the February break, which increases the potential for exposure,” said STF President Patrick Maze. “Anyone experiencing symptoms, even mild ones, must stay home.”

The Federation is reminding teachers to refer to the advice provided in October 2020:

  • Review their division’s administration procedures for students’ return to school following an illness, suspected case of COVID-19 or close contact of someone diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Speak to their principal regarding concerns about a student’s health or their status with public health.

“I know how disruptive it can be to stay home due to illness or suspected illness, and that we all are tired of COVID-19. However, we must all continue to do our part to protect one another, especially as new, more contagious variants emerge,” Maze said.

Members are encouraged to review the Student Health and Return to Class Following Illness advisory for further direction.