School Reopening - September 2020Published on July 30, 2020
The health and safety of all students and staff is the government's number one priority.
The Province's plan for re-opening schools in September is based off detailed advice from leading medical and public health experts.
All publicly-funded elementary schools will be reopening province wide, five days a week.
Secondary schools with smaller populations will reopen with a normal daily schedule, five days a week, while most secondary schools will start the school year in an adapted model of part-time attendance with class cohorts of up to 15 students alternating between attending in-person and online.
The opening of schools will be supported by an over $300 million investment in PPE, staff and cleaning supplies, as well as mandating masks for staff and children in grades 4 and above (with medical exceptions).
The government will also support surveillance testing in Ontario’s secondary schools, an aggressive and targeted testing plan for secondary students on a regular basis.
This plan for reopening safely is a deliverable plan, and one that ensures that students can maximize their time in the classroom, being taught face to face by a teacher.
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