Zoe Gao / Edge columnist

B.C. Premier John Horgan says some children will start to return to classrooms on a part-time, voluntary basis beginning June 1. 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-education-update-1.5571175

B.C. schools were closed to in-class learning since March 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are currently 5,000 students still in physical classrooms, including the children of essential workers and students who need extra support.

Some international students went back to their hometown ,so they did not decide to go back to school, and COVID 19 doesn’t have a vaccine,it is still a dangerous thing for all of us.

Mina Cai, a grade 11student in Gleneagle Secondary School ,she won’t go back to school either , because her homestay is a old lady,she is not as strong as before , so go to school is not a safe way to protect themselves.

“Before May16, there have been 2,428 COVID-19 cases in B.C.Of those who have tested positive, 1,932 people have recovered.”

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/covid-19-bc-update-what-you-need-to-know-may-17-1.5573562

This is still a very large number of COVID 19, and COVID-19 it’s a disease that spreads easily and quickly, back to school is not a good idea.

To protect the children who voluntarily go to school can test negative for COVID19 and should be fully disinfected to have a spray bottle full of alcohol over each student as they enter the schooland asked questions every day at school.“The number of students in class will be limited”, Fleming said. “As will the number of hours. Start times and breaks will be staggered throughout the day to encourage physical distancing. ”“Elementary schools will be limited to 50 per cent in-class instruction, while middle and secondary schools will be limited to 20 per cent in-class instruction, or one day a week.”

Some parents don’t suggested that I go to school, a mother of a student in Gleneagle Xiaoxia Tang said, “Now go to school is not a good decision, as a special period, you don’t know how you’ll run into people sitting next to you, or miss with you, some people even without masks, if they are as the carrier played a sneeze, then the whole class will be more or less infection, this is very dangerous.”

One parent of a student in Gleneagle Xuejun Gao said, “It may be better to go to school after September when the epidemic is better. Fewer than ten people are infected every month, which means it is a better choice to go to school when it is safe.”

In B.C., restaurant owners are allowed to open their dining rooms starting Tuesday, but customers and workers are in for a different experience, with restaurants cutting back capacity and following stepped-up public health guidelines.

The protocols include moving to disposable or big board menus, limiting the number of people at a table and keeping space between customers at different tables.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/coronavirus-covid19-canada-tuesday-may19-1.5574943

The opening of the restaurant is a positive sign, but it is not a good form. It is very dangerous for students to stay in the classroom for 80 minutes at school.

But this is still a good thing for students who don’t like the online class and have trouble to study.