On June 9, 2020, the Government of Saskatchewan announced that in-classroom learning will resume for the 2020-21 school year. To help school divisions prepare for the return of students and staff, the guidelines below have been developed to inform local planning.
For younger children, maintaining physical distance is less practical and the focus should be on minimizing physical contact instead. The precautionary measures within these guidelines will be implemented to reduce risk, and include standards for cleaning and sanitization along with measures for general operations, facilities, transportation and programming.
To provide provincial-level direction on operational matters resulting from the pandemic, an Education Response Planning Team (RPT) was formed with representation from the Ministry of Education, Saskatchewan School Boards Association, Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation, League of Educational Administrators, Directors and Superintendents, and Saskatchewan Association of School Business Officials. The RPT has developed additional information on operationalizing these guidelines, which will be made available for school division personnel.