Musqueam Education Notice: Learning Pods Closed
Since opening in September, the Musqueam Learning Pods have successfully provided an alternate option for community members to safely learn on reserve while staying connected to their schools and classrooms.
To date, there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases within the Learning Pods or on the Musqueam Reserve. However, there were potential exposure events at high schools in the city:
- Point Grey Secondary School (October 16)
- Britannia Secondary School (October 16, 21 & 22)
Learning Pods closed for one week
As a preventative action, the Learning Pods temporarily closed yesterday, October 29, at the recommendation of Musqueam Health. All pods will remain closed until Musqueam Health confirms we can safely re-open. Right now, we can confirm they will be closed next week (November 2 – 6). Learning Pod teachers will deliver student’s learning packages and check-in with students throughout the closure.
To be clear – there are NO Learning Pod students or staff members with COVID-19. The Learning Pod closure is only a precautionary measure to ensure no transmission happened between anyone at Point Grey or Britannia Secondary Schools and the Musqueam Learning Pods.
School Exposure Events in Vancouver Coastal Health Region
COVID-19 & Schools – information from the BC Centre for Disease Control
Faye Mitchell, MIB Education Manager