The following statement was issued by Rotary International regarding Rotary Youth Exchange:

After carefully considering the results of a risk assessment we conducted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors of Rotary International decided to allow some districts to continue Rotary Youth Exchanges with strict safety guidelines and program modifications during the 2020-21 Rotary year. These changes include suspending all short-term exchanges until 1 October 2020 and long-term exchanges until January 2021. The Board will regularly reassess the situation and make changes accordingly to ensure the safety and well-being of our participants.
 
The Rotary Club of Parksville AM has participated in the Short Term Exchange Program (STEP) for many years; however, the Board has decided that, due to the many unknowns and pandemic restrictions, the Club will postpone involvement with STEP until further notice.