Remote learning will remain for rest of school year

Students will not return to in-person learning for the rest of the school year in Ontario.

Premier Doug Ford announced on Wednesday that school would not return to in-class learning until fall. He said an increased risk of COVID-19 spread, including more contagious variants, was behind the decision.

UNE VERSION FRANÇAISE EST DISPONIBLE
Pas de retour à l'école avant l'automne

Some health professionals, including Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) Medical Officer of Health Dr. Paul Roumeliotis had called for schools to return to in-person learning before the end of the school year, while some teachers unions had opposed such a move.

Students have been learning remotely since April 19, at the beginning of Ontario’s third wave.