All schools can reopen next Monday, except Peel, Toronto, York
Students will be able to return to schools in most of Ontario next week but students in Toronto, Peel and York regions will have to wait until Feb. 16 for their return to the classroom.
The Ford government has announced that schools will reopen in an additional 13 public health units as of Monday, including Durham and Halton regions.
“Following the best medical advice, with the clear support of both Ontario’s and the local Medical Officers of Health, we are reopening schools across the province knowing that we have taken additional steps and made additional investments to better protect our students and staff,” Education Minister Stephen Lecce said in a press release. “Nothing is more important than returning kids to school safely because it is crucial for their development, mental health, and future success.”
Schools will remain remote-only in Toronto, Peel and York for another week and will instead reopen after the Family Day long weekend on Feb. 16.