Over the summer months, we have seen Ontario’s coronavirus numbers trending downward, but once the cold weather sets in, experts say that could change. A large part of that has to do with people spending more time indoors, where the virus is more easily transmitted, and experts say spaces where people are able to congregate pose a risk.
I don’t think I am going out on a limb by saying that back to school anxiety is high. With a threat of a second wave looming how could it not?
Ontario’s guide for handling expected outbreaks of COVID-19 in schools this fall says that “cohorts” will immediately be sent home and referred to testing if a student tests positive, but not if a parent or other member of a student’s household tests positive. Provincial health and education officials said that a parent would be strongly urged to inform their child’s school if they contracted COVID-19 but it would not be mandatory.