February 12, 2021
To: All Members
From : Ian Crewe, Assistant Executive Director
Re: COVID-19 Resurgence in Province - Guidance for NLTA Members - UPDATED
There is little doubt that the 2020-2021 school year has been a challenging one; made even more challenging with the events of the past two weeks. With the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases, in the Avalon region in particular, the Association has received a high volume of contacts from members regarding the reality and challenges of moving to an online teaching/learning environment, as well as concerns from members still working in person at their schools. The NLTA remains active and persistent in its advocacy efforts to influence decision makers, raising issues and questions and proposing ideas and alternative approaches, both publicly and in meetings with government and school district officials.
While government’s K-12 Education Re-entry Plan clearly states that employee safety is a priority and collective agreements are to be respected, your Association is providing the following guidance to all members on how to address specific areas of concern if/as they arise. This guidance is based on the information available to date, and updates may be provided if/as government, Public Health and school district decisions evolve.
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As always, NLTA members seeking advice/assistance on specific matters related to their individual circumstances should contact the Association via firstname.lastname@example.org.