Ontario students returned to the classroom this week with remote learning continuing to be an option. On August 3 the province confirmed in its official back-to-school strategy — but the plan was thin on details about how schools will manage COVID-19 cases and outbreaks. Education Minister Stephen Lecce has been laying low since the early August press conference.
The plan is as close to ‘normal’ as I think we’re going to get. Expect much of what we are used to – staff and students Grade 1 and up must wear masks in indoor settings, with exceptions such as during meal breaks and low-contact physical activities. Self-screening is still required before coming into school facilities.