fr24news– The Ontario government will decide whether schools will reopen for classroom instruction in January in the coming days, Premier Doug Ford said on Tuesday.
Speaking at a workplace vaccination clinic in Mississauga on Tuesday, Ford said the cabinet would meet soon to determine what was happening with the schools.
“They are going to come out. I know the Minister (Elliott) sat at the table with the Minister of Education and we will have an announcement in the next few days, but we just want to see how things go and obviously talk to the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Moore, ”he said.
In the GTA, most public boards are expected to restart on January 3.
But most boards also handed out wireless devices to students and asked them to bring all of their belongings home in December, in anticipation of the school closing.
The term ended in December with dozens of schools closed due to COVID-19 outbreaks or staff shortages due to the pandemic, and around 12,000 confirmed cases among students and staff between the 1st September and December 18.
The seven-day moving average of new cases in Ontario surpassed 8,000 on Tuesday, as demand for PCR tests exceeded the available supply, sending positivity rates above 20%.
Ontario’s chief medical officer Dr Kieran Moore was due to issue new testing guidelines for the province on Tuesday, but then canceled the announcement as the province considers shortening isolation requirements for some infected people. .