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‘Parents deserve to know’: New Ontario webpage dedicated to COVID-19 cases in schools

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The province has launched a webpage that includes a summary of COVID-19 cases in schools and licensed child-care centres and agencies.

"We know that this September comes with a new set of challenges, as many children return to school,” said the written statement from Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, and Peter Bethlenfalvy, President of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for the Ontario Digital Service.

“We have pulled out all the stops for Ontario's students. It is why we have ensured that schools can reopen safely, with a $1.3 billion plan that is endorsed by Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams.”

The webpage will be updated every weekday with the most up-to-date COVID-19 information available, including a summary of cases in schools and licensed child care centres and agencies, if a COVID-19 case is confirmed at your school and where the numbers come from.

“Parents deserve to know what we know,” said the statement.

“As Ontario students return to school, we are developing new and innovative ways to combat COVID-19 in the classroom, including this webpage, which is just one way the Ontario government is leveraging technology to protect the health and safety of the next generation. 

“By making it easier for students, parents, and teachers to access important information about COVID-19 in their communities, we continue to deliver on our commitment of building simpler, faster, better services for the people of Ontario."

Check out the webpage here.




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