Ontario schools reported more than 200 new COVID-19 cases.
According to provincial data, 215 school-related cases were reported on Monday morning, bringing the total over the last two weeks to 2,129.
Currently, 1,116 schools across the province have a case of COVID-19, and 47 have closed.
A total of 300 schools in Toronto have a virus case – the most of any region in the province. Ottawa has the second-highest count with 100 schools, followed by Brampton with 75.
Classrooms in Toronto, Peel, and York Region 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 is postponed until the week of April 12 to limit community transmission of COVID-19.