Ford to make announcement with Education Minister this afternoon

Nov 26 2020, 6:08 am

Premier Doug Ford and Education Minister Stephen Lecce are set to make an announcement in Mississauga on Thursday afternoon.

During the second COVID-19 wave schools have remained open. While the notion of a prolonged winter break was initially seeming like a possibility,¬†Lecce announced last week that it would not be necessary as schools have “low levels of transmission.”

There have been 1,193 school-related cases in just two weeks, with 3,076 reported 14 or more days before that.

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Currently four schools have closed from the virus and 688 are reporting cases. There are 4,828 Ontario schools in total.

The press briefing will take place at 1 pm.

According to the province, there will also be new COVID-19 projections released later today after the announcement.

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