For up-to-date non-clinical information on COVID-19 and a link to the symptom checker, click here.

Or call the provincial phone service at 1-888-COVID19, available 7 days a week from 7:30am to 8:00pm.

Specific public health questions re: COVID-19 should be directed to your local health authority for response.


Students & In-Person Meeting Requirements

Throughout the school year, our students may receive support or services from third-party providers.  With the rise of COVID-19, most face-to-face meetings have moved to online spaces where students receive support virtually.  In situations where virtual meetings are not possible, students and service providers adhere to the most current COVID-19 safety measures, as recommended by BC Public Health. 

Pathways Academy’s third-party service providers are responsible for their personal health and safety when choosing to meet in person. Third-party service providers must obtain permission from families to meet with students in person.

Assessing the Risk:

There are two types of risks that must be assessed when determining protocols for how to address the spread of COVID-19.

  • Person-to-person transmission – increases the closer you come to other people, the more time you spend near them, and the more people you contact in-person.
  • Surface transmission – increases when many people contact the same surface and when those contacts happen over short periods of time.

Monitor Public Health Guidelines:

The public health guidelines are subject to change.  The following links provide detailed information to direct safe, in-person contacts:

  • BC Back to School Plan Health and Safety Measures – link  
  • BC Public Health Guidelines - link

Best Practices When Meeting Face-to-Face:

  • Permission from the family is required before meeting with students in person.
  • When meeting in person follow public health guidelines.
  • Prior to meeting, all participants will self-assess for COVID-19 symptoms: BC Self-Assessment Tool
  • Limit the number of people meeting together.
  • Meet remotely when possible.
  • Meet outside when possible.
  • Maintain physical distancing.
  • Wear a mask when required.
  • Wash or sanitize hands frequently.
  • If you or anyone within the family unit is feeling unwell, cancel the in-person meeting.
  • If you or anyone within the family unit has traveled outside of Canada within the two weeks prior to the meeting, cancel the in-person meeting.


If you need help navigating these best practices or are concerned about a student’s mental health, please contact the school principal, Tara Ferguson: