Posted on Sep 10, 2020


Shannon Phillips, MLA for Lethbridge-West issued the following statement regarding an outbreak of COVID-19 in a Lethbridge school:

“Parents, teachers, and families are worried as kids return to class. We all want a return to structured life for our children and for them to be able to focus on their learning and development. That’s why nobody wants the back-to-school plan to fail. 

“While it will be impossible to eliminate all risk in schools, the UCP government has not done enough to reduce that risk. They had six months to prepare, but failed to provide the appropriate funding or planning.

“Instead of dismissing concerns from teachers and parents, the government needs to make sure we are doing everything we can to keep kids safe. This includes smaller class sizes to ensure physical distancing.”