Schools to remain closed until at least May 31, 2020
April 26, 2020
On Sunday April 26, 2020, Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced that all publicly funded schools in Ontario will remain closed until at least May 31, 2020, as part of an effort to keep students, staff and families safe from COVID-19.
According to a release from the government, “The extension was based on expert advice from the Chief Medical Officer of Health and health officials on the COVID-19 Command Table and is part of the government’s ongoing effort to stop the spread of the virus. The advice was to extend school closures for an additional period of time to permit updated modelling and data to inform next steps, given the government’s absolute commitment to safety.”
To read the full release from the Minister, please visit: https://news.ontario.ca/edu/en/2020/04/school-closures-extended-to-keep-students-staff-and-families-safe.html