"We've put a lot of thoughtful work and consideration into reopening schools this fall and in making sure we're supporting children in ways that keep them, the people who teach them and our communities safe", Henry said, adding that if cases increase significantly in the fall, the schedules may need to change again.
We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health officials on Tuesday reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and one new death.
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reports that there are 1,067 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), 1,815 in Fraser Health, 143 on Vancouver Island, 358 in Interior Health and 80 in Northern Health.
Deaths have been nearly as likely to involve people living in their own homes as they have long-term care facilities for much of July. In total, one long-term care facility and two acute-care facilities have active outbreaks.
Fifteen people have died of the coronavirus in McLean County since the start of the pandemic while 405 people have recovered.
But the percentage of tests returned positive rose from 5.6% in Sacramento County on June 25 to 8.6% on July 25, the latest county data show.
"The safety of students and staff is paramount and government will continue to make science-based decisions, following the expert advice of Dr. Henry and her public health team", Fleming said.
Eighteen people are hospitalized for COVID-19, with nine more hospital patients awaiting tests.
There continues to be additional community exposure events throughout the province.
The recently amended order on gatherings means those in rental accommodations can have a maximum of five visitors and must record everyone's information to help contact tracing if required.