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Students in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario will return to class on Monday to study in person

The Ontario government announced that all elementary and secondary schools in the Ottawa Public Health and Eastern Ontario Health Unit regions will reopen in February 1

“On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, with the assistance of the local Medical Officers of Health, and with the introduction of additional layers of protection, on Monday, February, 280000 students are returning to class in four public health regions 1, “said Education Minister Stephen Lecce

in a statement

“The government agrees with the growing consensus in the medical community that the return of students to personal learning is essential to the well-being, development and mental health of children,” According to leading medical and scientific experts, including the Chief Medical Officer of Health in Ontario, our provincial schools are safe places to learn “

The Ontario government says pre- and after-school childcare programs may resume in February 1 Emergency childcare in Ottawa ends Friday, January 29

Elementary and secondary schools in Ottawa have been open since the end of the Christmas break on Jan. Closed January 4

On Monday, schools in seven health units in southern Ontario reopened to face-to-face learning, including schools in Renfrew County, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, and the Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Health Unit

Health officer Dr Vera Etches says the city is ready for schools to reopen

Etches and Mayor Jim Watson spoke to Lecce earlier this week about schools and school safety during the COVID-19 pandemic

“I’m confident that we can use the tools in our toolbox to keep COVID out of schools and manage it when it hits schools like we did last fall,” said Dr Etchings during an interview on CTV Morning Live Thursday morning

DR Etches is asking parents with a child with a runny nose or a fever to do the COVID-19 screening and test for the virus

In a statement on Twitter, Ottawa Public Health admitted that it is a good and risky thing for schools to open in Ottawa

“Schools don’t open because things are great” There is literally nothing to relax in, “OPH said Thursday afternoon on Twitter

“On the contrary. Simply put, schools open because the risks and effects of closing schools far outweigh those of opening”

On the contrary. Simply put, schools open because the risks and effects of closing schools far outweigh those of opening them
Remember, just as peace is more than the absence of war, good public health is more than the absence of disease (2/15)

Public health says while schools are not risk free, “they are a better option for kids than a play date at home”

Parents are encouraged to screen their children for COVID-19 daily and leave them at home if they have symptoms of COVID-19

to help children learn online while working from home, people who support employees who need to take time off, children who are missing out on much-needed social interaction, homes that may not have a safe space or the incredible teachers who worked tirelessly (5/15)

Masks are mandatory for all students in grades 1 to 12 Masks must be worn indoors, including in hallways and during class, and during outdoor activities that do not allow physical distancing

All students in Ottawa must complete the Ottawa Public Health Screening Tool prior to attending school

Secondary school students are required to certify that they have completed the daily self-assessment The Ottawa Carleton District School Board and Ottawa Catholic School Board both said Thursday that work is in progress to establish a process for it

Camille Williams-Taylor, director of the Ottawa Carleton District Schools Board, says the school board will implement lessons learned early in the school year to help limit the spread of COVID-19

“We learned from our reopening after the summer break in the fall that the structures we put in place had actually mitigated the spread and that we had created a safe space for students,” Williams-Taylor said during an interview on CTV News at five

Williams-Taylor said there was “confidence” in the community this fall as security precautions were put in place for COVID-19

“I think we have seen evidence that not only are the protocols being followed, but that they are working, and it is welcome news that we are getting our students back, but also improving those protocols so that we can stay open when we do go to school rest of winter and spring “

New protocols include mandatory masks for all students in grades 1 through 12, and secondary students must certify that they have completed the daily self-assessment

The Ottawa Carleton District School Board says secondary school students will return to the personal learning model like this fall, with the schedule starting in person on Monday with Cohort A. Schools are sending parents more information

Williams-Taylor says the goal is to keep schools out of COVID, protect them, and “keep them open” “

The Ottawa Catholic Schools Board has announced that secondary school students will be notified by their school by Sunday evening which cohort is for the second semester, which will begin on Monday, February 1 School staff will notify parents if their child is is in the cohort that was born on Monday 1st February, begins in person, or in the cohort that starts asynchronously at home on Monday

Students in grades 1 to 12 must wear masks on school buses, in class, in schools and in the open air where physical distance cannot be maintained

The board says that all employees must do a self-assessment before going to work on Monday

The province announced today, in consultation with @VeraEtches and @OttawaHealth, that schools in the Ottawa area will be opening on Monday Jan. February to be opened again for personal learning
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