Toronto students head back to class after COVID-19 remote learning, snowstorm


Published January 19, 2022 at 4:00 am

Ontario’s largest school board is to resume holding classes in-person today.

The Toronto District School Board said last night that classes were set to go ahead after a snowstorm disrupted those plans on Monday and Tuesday.

The city’s Catholic school board also said it would open for in-person learning but warned that buses may be affected by cleanup from the storm that affected back-to-school plans across southern and eastern Ontario.

Students had been learning remotely since the beginning of the month after a major surge in COVID-19 cases set in, straining the province’s health system and labour force.

Students returned to classes earlier in the week in some regions in the province’s north and southwest.

Teachers and students are returning with little information on COVID-19 cases in schools and limited access to PCR tests after the province shifted its policies to preserve resources.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 19, 2021. 

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