10/3 Podcast: What back to school looks like in Alberta amid COVID-19

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This is the time of summer when parents are thinking about back to school. New clothes for the kids. New school supplies. Watching their children grow.

But COVID-19 has added a new dimension to the back to school discussion: how to do so safely, while we’re still in the middle of a pandemic.

While some provinces are still working out plans or waiting on school boards to submit theirs, Alberta laid out its guidelines this week.

Host Dave Breakenridge talks with Edmonton Journal legislature reporter Ashley Joannou about what Alberta classrooms could look like come September, why the government feels there is a need to get kids back in the classroom, and how they hope to manage safety concerns.


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