Ontario schools go to remote-only learning

Ontario schools go to remote-only learning

"We will communicate to parents based on the advice we receive from the chief medical officer of health to reopen our schools", Lecce said.

Despite the local health unit giving the okay for students in the district to return to the classroom after the April break, the provincial government is going to be keeping them at home for virtual learning. The government says that this move has been made in response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, the increasing risks posed to the public by COVID-19 variants, and the massive spike in hospital admissions.

Ontario has seen surging COVID-19 infections in recent days, with almost 3,700 new infections reported Tuesday.

"As we all know, it would be great to have the kids back in school", he said.

For qualified health care and frontline workers, the Ontario government will provide free emergency child care for school-aged children. "Our priority has always been to keep schools open, however sharply rising community transmission can put our schools and Ontario families at risk", said Minister Lecce. Students were supposed to return to school a week from today.

Based on the latest modelling data, cases across the province are continuing to grow and the number of people requiring an intensive care bed is projected to rise to approximately 800 people within the next 10 days.

Spring break began Monday after the province postponed it in March to discourage travel during the pandemic.

Speaking from a pop-up vaccine clinic at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Premier Doug Ford said Ontario has the infrastructure in place to distribute millions of doses a month, encouraging all those who are eligible to book their vaccines as soon as possible.

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Health Minister Christine Elliott says the government is exploring its options to boost hospital capacity and staffing levels as variants of concern wreak havoc on the province.

Saskatchewan saw a record high of 47 people in the ICU last week, including 31 in Regina, a hot spot for a more infectious strain of the virus.

Unions have called for all teachers to be vaccinated before in-person learning resumes.

De Villa says people are moving less since the new stay-at-home order has come into effect, but not in every part of the city.

Hotspot residents age 55 or older can also get an AstraZeneca vaccine from a local pharmacy if supply is available.

Public health units in Ontario and who is being vaccinated for COVID-19, as of April 13.

An additional 700 pharmacies are now offering the vaccine, with another 100 expected to join the immunization campaign by the end of April.

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