Education Minister to provide update on reopening of Ontario schools this morning

Feb 1 2021, 6:08 am

Education Minister Stephen Lecce is set to make an announcement on the reopening of Ontario schools on Monday morning.

Lecce will be joined by Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, to make the announcement.

Starting on February 1, 280,000 students returned to in-class learning across four public health units, this in addition to seven school boards in Ontario also resumed in-person learning on January 25.

School boards that resumed in-class learning include: Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario; Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario; Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien; Conseil scolaire de district catholique du Centre-Est de l’Ontario; London District Catholic School Board; Ottawa Catholic District School Board; Ottawa-Carleton District School Board; Thames Valley District School Board; Upper Canada District School Board.

However, schools in hotspots are still closed and were originally planned to reopen on February 10 when Ontario’s Stay at Home orders were announced.

The press briefing will take place at 11 am.

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