No plans to close schools in Durham

06 Avril, 2021, 02:19 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Peel schools to go remote-only for at least two weeks amid surging COVID-19 case counts

Education Minister Stephen Lecce previously announced Ontario schools would stay open for the four-week duration of the Ontario-wide 'shut down.' Both Lecce and Ontario Chief Medical of Health Dr. David Williams have maintained schools remain safe and there has been hardly any in-school transmission of COVID-19 occur provincewide.

Children under six years of age who are not attending school will be able to continue to attend licenced childcare programs in Peel Region during the closure period but Peel Public Health says that children who are attending school will not be able to attend childcare centres or day camps so long as the order is in effect.

"We are however monitoring our local situation closely and will take additional actions as required", a statement from Dr. Wang said in part.

At this time, the Health Department is not planning to close any school boards.

Students will pivot to remote learning and schools will remain closed until the end of the day on April 18. "TPH will continue to recommend early dismissal for individual schools upon investigation to protect students, staff, teachers and school communities". 22 of the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act.

"It is our firm belief that schools should be open for in-class learning, as they are critical to student mental health".

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On Monday, the ETFO issued a statement calling on the Ford government and public health units (PHUs) in hot spot areas to take "immediate steps to ensure the safety of educators and students, including a temporary move from in-person to virtual learning".

Lecce said that almost 3 in 4 schools have "no cases at all", adding that the government will not hesitate to take action if the circumstances worsen. "Instead, it left many feeling abandoned, frightened, and unsure about the future", added Hammond.

"Failure to do so, with so many available vaccines sitting in freezers, is negligent and risky", Hammond said.

"As of April 5, TPH is not recommending the shift to remote learning for schools in Toronto".

680 NEWS later confirmed the letter was inaccurate, leading to the YCDSB issuing a separate letter to parents apologizing for the confusion.

There are now 63 individual schools across the province that have already had to temporarily move to remote-only instruction due to COVID-19.

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