All Toronto public schools closing as of Wednesday

07 Avril, 2021, 03:21 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Schools in Peel Region ordered closed for two weeks due to surging COVID-19 cases

"It is our firm belief that schools should be open for in-class learning, as they are critical to student mental health", Lecce's office said Monday. Peel Public Health said it saw a jump in cases and the community spread of variants late last week and through the weekend.

Dr. Lawrence Loh says he is ordering schools in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga to close starting tomorrow.

An extension of this order may be considered based on COVID-19 epidemiological data for Toronto, city health officials announced.

Parents were left scrambling by the late decision, which also prohibits Peel students from attending child-care centres or day camps.

Toronto schools have been ordered to close as of Wednesday, forcing students to make the switch from in-person classes to virtual learning.

Toronto Mayor John Tory is pushing for the province and the federal government to work together to boost paid sick leave, noting it increases compliance with public health guidance to 94 per cent from just over half when workers can't afford to miss that pay.

York Region also said it was "monitoring" the situation, but has no plans to close schools, saying it is following the provincial framework.

Additionally, Toronto Public Health confirmed it issued a Section 22 order to move all Toronto schools to remote learning.

"TPH will continue to manage risk on a school-by-school basis, taking immediate and appropriate action to address these complex outbreaks", it said in a statement.

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Further decisions to extend Section 22 will be made, as required, and TPH says the return date for in-person learning will be re-evaluated and is subject to change.

The minister's office has defended its stance on keeping students in class, saying Monday "schools remain safe with strong public health measures in place that have kept almost 99% of schools in Ontario open".

The closure will remain in place until April 18 and Loh says it may be extended if necessary. However the health and safety of students and staff remain a priority.

The closure also affects Dufferin-Peel District Catholic School Board, Conseil Scolaire Viamonde, Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir, all private schools and all special education staff and students.

"This is a very important update about the status of in-person learning at the TDSB". Unfortunately, due to the Ford government's repeated refusal to make necessary investments, this is simply not possible in many areas of the province.

The list includes 11 Toronto District School Board schools, nine Toronto Catholic District School Board schools, one French school and one independent school.

Premier Doug Ford said on Tuesday that the government is focusing on vaccinating older residents and people living in communities with high rates of infection, including essential workers.

"Failure to do so, with so many available vaccines sitting in freezers, is negligent and unsafe", Hammond said. "This wave happens to be the most menacing of all the waves".

It's recommending a government stay-at-home order and the closure of all non-essential businesses, but didn't suggest schools closing.

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