Ontario: Most of the students are returning to their schools and starting the new school year in Ontario without COVID-19 restrictions.
Students who are starting their classes from Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on the district, will attend the class without wearing a face mask.
For the first time since unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic gripped the country, students will also be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities in the school, as the province’s education minister Stephen Lecce stressed to open schools in new academic session like before the epidemic for “full student experience.”
Ontario’s top doctor Moore announced last week that people who test positive for COVID-19, now no need to self-isolate for five days and could return to work or school once their fever is gone and their other symptoms have been improving for at least 24 hours.
Moore also said that people should wear masks for 10 days after the onset of symptoms and advised people to complete the vaccination to combat the virus spread.
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, however, opine that the threat of the deadly virus has not yet been dwindled and it is dangerous to ask children and educators to physically attend school without any precautions.