Brampton Mayor hopeful students will be able to return to in-person learning in January


Published December 29, 2021 at 10:59 am

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The Province will announce whether or not students will return to the classroom before the end of the week, but Mayor Patrick Brown is hoping in-person learning will continue in the new year.

“I think it’s important that we have kids in school,” Brown said during a press conference on Wednesday (December 29). “There’s been enough disruptions for children over the last 18 months.”

On Tuesday, amid new daily cases reaching five digits, the Province announced it would make a decision regarding in-person learning before the winter term begins on January 3.

Many students were instructed to bring all their belongings home with them over the holiday break, and some even began distributing wireless devices in anticipation of a potential extended break.

However, Brown has emphasized the fact that, while cases are continuing to rise, hospitalizations and hospital capacity remain stable in Brampton.

“There are currently 20 COVID-19 patients at Brampton Civic Hospital, and only two of them are in the ICU,” he said during the press conference. “Unless the dynamic changes, I hope that students in Peel Region will be able to return to school.”

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