B.C. elementary and secondary schools will remain closed indefinitely.
“The difficult decision has been made to suspend K-12 learning at this time,” said Premier John Horgan at a media conference in Victoria.
Most of B.C.’s 550,000 students are currently on spring break until March 30.
Education Minister Rob Fleming said plans to return to classes would be discussed at a later date.
“As the global pandemic of COVID-19 is evolving quickly and is having a growing impact in B.C., we have to take action today to protect our students and staff and keep our schools safe.” he said.
According to Fleming, a small number of independent and public schools not already on spring break have been told to suspend classes immediately.
Regardless of what happens in the next months, he said all students will receive a final mark.