COVID-19 Resources

COVID Update (from April 2022 DPAC Newsletter published on April 1, 2022)

COVID and the Human Rights of Vulnerable Students

The Office of the BC Human Rights Commissioner sent a letter to the Public Health Office and the Government of BC, with regards to the end of the Mask Mandate, and vulnerable populations, including at-risk students, who are being forced to either compromise their health and safety for their education, or their education for their health and safety

The government responded that they have especially focused their attention on vulnerable populations, however these populations have been clear that they are not experiencing this claim. Safe Schools Coalition, for example, is calling ofr the mask mandate to be put back into place at schools

Several human rights complaints have, or are in the process of being filed with the Human Rights Commission at this time. Watch the video that this office put out to ensure BC Citizens understand our human rights, especially at times of crisis

COVID-19 Symptoms, Testing & Return to School

COVID-19 Daily Health Check Guide

TED-Ed Lessons about COVID (Cartoons)


Surrey Teachers ask for mask wearing in classrooms
(English, Mandarin, Punjabi, Tagalog, Hindi, Korean, Spanish, Croatian & Cantonese)

For Kids: Why Do I Have to Wear a Face Mask?

This animated video helps young children understand how face masks can keep them and loved ones safe against the spread of COVID-19 and the proper way to put on and take off a mask. They also learn what else they can do while at school to help prevent the spread of germs.


CDC – How to wear masks and why we wear masks


How to wash your hands/choose hand soap