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COVID-19 in British Columbia: Update on virus variant in schools – February 22, 2021

COVID-19 in British Columbia: Update on virus variant in schools – February 22, 2021



In Vancouver, Jennifer Whiteside, British Columbia’s education minister, and Dr. Réka Gustafson, British Columbia’s deputy provincial health officer, provide an update on the province’s response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic in schools.

The update comes following news that the highly transmissible B.1.1.7 virus variant, known as the U.K. variant, has been detected in COVID-19 cases in several schools in the province.