New Air Filtration at Schools

OCTOBER 22, 2020 -- A key component of keeping Regina Public Schools students breathing safely at our schools and buildings is the installation of new air filtration systems. The filter technology is called bipolar ionization. This technology:

  • Reduces particles and smoke in the air
  • Kills pathogens (bacteria, viruses, molds) including human influenza viruses, coronavirus and SARS
  • Helps control allergens and asthma

Following a request for proposal process, work on acquiring these units began in September and Phase One is estimated to be complete by the end of November. This first phase includes installing systems on rooftop units, unit ventilators and furnaces. Phase Two is anticipated to begin in late November once the equipment arrives and will include the installation of large-scale air handling units on school buildings.

Masks Required on Public Transit

OCTOBER 15, 2020 -- As COVID-19 cases increase in our city, Regina Transit is reminding all passengers to continue to wear masks on public transit. Starting on October 19, 2020, Regina Transit will be denying service to elementary and high school students who do not wear a mask or alternative face coverings while boarding and riding the bus.

If students do not have a mask, it is recommended that they source one to avoid being denied rides in the future. Passengers can wear non-medical face masks, including alternative coverings like a bandana in two layers wrapped around the mouth and nose. It is important to note that mask exemptions are still in place for children under five years of age, persons with medical conditions, or those who cannot place or remove masks without assistance.

COVID Alert App

SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 -- With the fall weather moving Canadians indoors, it's important that all tools be used to fight the spread of COVID-19. Health Canada has requested that we share information about the COVID-19 alert app for all of our school families and staff. Please consider downloading this app.

To view the Health Canada poster, please CLICK HERE.