Green Caucus Statement regarding COVID protocols in schools

Sackville – Megan Mitton, the MLA for Memramcook-Tantramar and the Green Party’s Education and Health critic, released the following statement today in response to Child, Youth and Seniors Advocate Kelly Lamrock’s recommendations on COVID protocols in schools:

“Child & Youth Advocate Kelly Lamrock has issued thoughtful recommendations regarding COVID protocols in schools today, including the return of masking in schools for at least the next month, while policies are reviewed. This needs to be implemented immediately.

Education also needs to implement his recommendation to ensure rapid tests are available to all students and staff in schools. We need widespread access to rapid tests - not once a week by appointment. You shouldn’t need to have symptoms.”