Canadian News Apr 12, 2021 7:00 PM EST

Ford government is considering further school closures

Amid rising numbers of new cases of COVID, the ON provincial government is considering implementing virtual learning only for the two weeks following Spring Break.

Ford government is considering further school closures
James Anthony The Post Millennial
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Amid rising numbers of new cases of COVID, the Ontario provincial government is considering implementing virtual learning only for the two weeks following Spring Break.

The idea is to stop possible massive transmissions of the virus after a week off where people are more likely to travel and mingle among non-members of their household with yet another wave of school closures.

According to CTV News, Premier Doug Ford is set to hold a meeting with his cabinet at 3pm EST on Monday, where the official decision on the matter will be announced.

Education Minister Stephen Lecce said in a written statement:

"We have put in place a plan with an aim to keep schools safe, that is our number one priority, the rising case numbers in Ontario raise great concerns to all of us and we’re working with the Chief Medical Officer to make sure that our families can be safe through the third wave."

"During the provincial emergency brake and the provincial stay-at-home order, all publicly funded and private elementary and secondary schools will remain open for in-person learning with strict health and safety measures in place, except in those regions where local public health units have directed schools in their areas to pivot to remote learning,”

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