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Ford, Lecce to make announcement as Ontario stay-at-home order ends

Ford, Lecce to make announcement as Ontario stay-at-home order ends”

Modelling released last week showed there could be a six to 11 per cent increase in daily COVID-19 cases if schools were to reopen.

Last week, Ford reached out for expert opinion on whether schools should reopen amid the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario.

"I want schools to host in-person outdoor graduation events and other opportunities for you to meet with your friends and reconnect outside before the end of the year", he said.

The government is still urging people to be safe and continue to get vaccinated in the days and weeks ahead.

Public Health Ontario reported 733 new COVID-19 cases today, making this the third day in a row that the province's daily case numbers have been under 1,000.

Even though Ontario's stay-at-home order expires on Wednesday, the vast majority of restrictions are set to stay in place.

Schools, however, were not part of that plan.

Additionally, the Province intends to have more activities available to students in the fall, including the return of organized sports.

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"Ontario kids have been out of school longer than children nearly anywhere else in the world", said Munter on Twitter. "It feels like we adults have let our children down".

Ford asked seven questions to doctors, scientists, and educators, including whether the B.1.617 COVID-19 variant first discovered in India poses an increased risk to students and education workers.

CityNews learned Tuesday that the province is leaning toward keeping schools closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the school year, although no final decision has been made.

The table said it believes most health units would be able to mitigate and manage the increases in their communities.

Previously, chief medical officer of health Dr. David Williams spoke out in favour of students returning to the classroom, along with local medical officer of health Dr. Janet DeMille, who has cited concerns about the mental health of students.

"It's no secret that some of them said kids should be back in school on a regional basis", Ford said. The Pfizer vaccine is now the only COVID-19 vaccine that has been authorized by Health Canada for use in individuals aged 12 and over. It also suggested using the summer months to improve school buildings and vaccinate students.

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath argued that the reason why schools have remained closed has everything to do with the cuts made to education in this year's budget. "It's the result of his choices".



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