Burnaby school district social-distancing tool a hit

The Burnaby school district’s communications team is getting kudos for developing a handy infographic for families confused about the dos and don’ts of social distancing to stop the spread of coronavirus.

The district posted the tool on social media Thursday, and it has been widely shared, including by the Ministry of Education, which emailed it to districts across the province.

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It’s now being shared in Alberta as well.

The infographic features three traffic lights – green, yellow and red – to indicate which activities are safe, which should be done with caution and which should be avoided.

“There is a great deal of information out there,” superintendent Gina Niccoli-Moen said. “We want to make sure everything we share is helpful and supports families to make informed decisions.”

The communications staff created the resource last Wednesday and made a couple of changes based on feedback from the Ministry of Health before making it public.

“Our communications staff are also parents themselves and saw some of the confusion out there about what is ok and what isn’t – with everything from playgrounds to playdates,” Niccoli-Moen said. “I want to commend the exceptional talent and efforts of our communications team for creating this and helping families to understand the guidance shared by health officials right now.”


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