Seven Toronto school staff test positive for coronavirus

Sep 16 2020, 7:50 am

Seven staff members with the Toronto District School Board have tested positive for COVID-19 as classes resume across the region.

According to the TDSB, as of September 15, seven staff members from seven different schools have tested positive.

Three of the cases are in high schools — Earl Haig Secondary School, York Mills Collegiate Institute, and the School of Experiential Education.

The other four include Bloordale Middle School, Brookhaven Public School, Charles G. Fraser Junior Public School, and Don Mills Middle School.

TDSB

Toronto District School Board

This news comes after the TDSB announced a late start to the new school year for both in-person and online classes for September 17.

The TDSB said the delay was due to “complexities” with the timetables and staffing.

In August, the board also unanimously approved a back-to-school plan that will try to reduce class sizes, start classes a week later than originally planned, and implement a mask policy.

Daily Hive has reached out to the Toronto District School Board for comment.

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