22 TORONTO SCHOOLS TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO IN-PERSON LEARNING FOR COVID-19 INVESTIGATIONS

Apr 06, 2021

By Jane Brown

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More than 20 Toronto schools are being closed temporarily to in-person learning due to COVID-19 investigations.

Toronto Public Health released a list of the schools Monday evening, but a short time later the Toronto Catholic District School Board added two more schools to the list, bringing the total number of temporarily shuttered schools to 22.

As of Tuesday April 6th, 2021: the following schools are closed until further notice:

St. Gregory Catholic School
James Culnan Catholic School
Blessed Trinity Catholic School
St. Brigid Catholic School
St. Patrick Catholic School
Neil McNeil Catholic School
All Saints Catholic School
D.A. Morrison Middle School
Ellesmere Statton Public School
Lillian Public School
Donwood Park Public School
Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute
East York Collegiate Institute
Charles E. Webster Public School
Etienne Brule Junior School
Grenoble Public School
Riverdale Collegiate Institute
Valley Park Middle School
École élémentaire catholique George-Étienne-Cartier
Abu Bakr Education Academy
Stella Maris
St. Anthony

A Toronto Public Health statement reads: “Each COVID-19 case in a school requires a careful investigation to determine the potential risk to other individuals in that setting, and based on the findings of the investigation, decisions are then made on how best to protect the staff and students in the school, including dismissing some cohorts or all cohorts.”

Students at the above named schools will continue classes through remote learning.

The news came hours after Peel Region’s public health unit announced it would be closing all schools on Tuesday for at least two weeks in an effort to prevent further spread of COVID 19.

Schools in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph are also closed to in-person learning for at least two weeks.

All schools in the province are closed next week for the postponed Spring break.

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