Ontario expected to announce schools closed through April as COVID-19 numbers increase

Ontario expected to announce schools closed through April as COVID-19 numbers increase

Hamilton, Halton, Niagara and area news from CHCH – Hamilton, Halton, and Niagara news..

Ontario’s education minister Stephen Lecce is expected to announce that elementary and high schools across the province will remain closed at least until May. The government is also expected to announce an e-learning plan that will keep course work going during the closures.

Lecce had previously ordered schools closed for two weeks following March break, and Ontario Premier Doug Ford said last week schools will not be reopening on April 6th. The director of education at the province’s largest school board in Toronto told parents last night they are developing a plan to “restore teacher-led learning to the greatest extent possible as of April 6th,” and that staff are working to determine what devices and internet access families have.

Earlier today Ontario reported 260 more COVID-19 cases in the province. That bring the total to 1,966. There were no new deaths overnight.

Total deaths in the province are 33 while 534 cases have been resolved. While the number of people awaiting test results continues to drop – to 4,280 today – as Ontario adds more testing capacity and clears a backlog that was once nearly 11,000.

The post Ontario expected to announce schools closed through April as COVID-19 numbers increase appeared first on CHCH.


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