Keeping Schools Closed for the Rest of this School Year - Summer Learning ProgramsPublished on May 19, 2020
The government announced we are protecting the health and safety of students during the COVID-19 outbreak by keeping schools closed for the rest of this school year.
Licensed child care centres and EarlyON programs will also remain closed for the safety and protection of children and families and staff through Stage 1 of the Framework for Reopening the Province. However, the government intends to reopen childcare in stage two using strict health measures.
Ontario also unveiled an expanded seven-point summer learning program for Ontario students to ensure those that participate remain intellectually stimulated through the summer months. To support at-home learning, the government is leveraging all tools, resources, technologies, and services to assist Boards of Education deliver equitable and effective learning through access to technology and Internet connectivity, especially for students in rural and remote parts of Ontario.
Assuming trends in key public health indicators continue to improve, summer day camps, both indoor and outdoor, may be permitted in July and August of this year with strict health and safety guidelines to be developed in partnership with local public health, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, and municipalities. Overnight camps will not be permitted to operate in the summer of 2020.
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