After several discussions with various Island Health officers, it was made clear to the CCHA that Youth Extracurricular Programs were permitted to continue operating under the Province-Wide Orders that continue currently until February 5th. (See here for entire list of orders and exemptions).
We are pleased that the Provincial Government recognizes the importance of these extracurricular programs to the health and well-being of children and youth, and has specifically exempted them from the orders to stop gatherings, as they do not see them as a high risk of contagion or spread.
We will be continuing to offer Kids in Action, Adventures in Leadership, Teen Szene and Cortes Cougars Sports, as outdoor recreational activities, supervised by an adult, and with a COVID safety plan in place.
Please contact Jodi Peters, Youth Programs manager, if you have any questions.