Ontario schools have reported more than 100 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
According to provincial data, 116 school-related cases were reported on Monday morning, bringing the total seen over the last two weeks to 844.
Currently, 530 schools across the province have a case of COVID-19, and 20 have closed.
A total of 139 schools in Toronto have a virus case – the most of any region in the province. Ottawa has the second-highest count with 57 schools, followed by Hamilton with 36 schools.
Classrooms in Toronto, Peel, and York Regions reopened for in-person learning on February 16. Other regions across Ontario saw students return on February 8.
Education Minister Stephen Lecce said that enhanced safety supports would be provided to the schools, such as mandating Grades 1 to 3 to wear masks, targeted asymptomatic testing, stricter screening protocols, and hiring more teachers.
Reducing cohort classroom size to 15 students has still not been mandated.
March break will be postponed until the week of April 12 to limit community transmission of COVID-19.
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