The far-reaching social, economic, and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates how unprepared our social structures and systems are to deal with pandemics of such magnitude (Choi, 2012; Sundararaman, Muraleedharan, & Ranjan, 2021). At the surge of COVID-19 pandemic, we saw schools
close, hospitals reduce number of visits and admissions, companies cut down the number of employees, and social events brought to a standstill. The experience of the COVID-19 pandemic has been incredibly difficult on communities and professionals, including teachers, all over the world.

In Saskatchewan, the education system was affected in different ways, including an abrupt stop to in-person instruction in March 2020, a rapid shift to online teaching, and integration of PPE protocols as prerequisite for educators and students all over the province. In the fall of 2020, the Government of Saskatchewan released a plan for reopening of schools amidst an active pandemic, even if there were limited data on the required support structures to function effectively in such circumstances. The impact of these interventions at a population level is yet to be known.

Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Lived Experience of Saskatchewan