In-class instructions at Ontario schools will resume this fall, with additional protective measures put in place to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

Among the plans announced by the Province:

  • Elementary schools (Kindergarten to Grade 8) will reopen provincewide, with in-class instruction five days a week.

  • Secondary schools with lower risk will reopen with a normal daily schedule (five days a week), while most secondary schools will start the school year in an adapted model of part-time attendance with class cohorts of up to 15 students alternating between attending in-person and online.

  • Students from Grade 4-12 and school staff must wear non-medical masks or face coverings. Masks will be optional for students in Kindergarten to Grade 3.

  • Parents will have the option of not sending their children to school, and instead have them enrolled in online learning at home

  • Hiring additional cleaning/custodial staff.

  • Enhanced cleaning/disinfecting of classrooms and schools.

  • Hiring of 500 Public Health Nurses to liaise/assist schools with adjusting to COVID protocols

  • Providing Personal Protective Equipment to teachers and school staff

  • Putting in place COVID-19 screening for students and school staff

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