Toronto Public Health (TPH) recommends that students in an Eastern middle school transition to online learning due to an ongoing COVID study.
Wilkinson Junior Public School students will go from personal learning to online from Monday, as a safety precaution. The agency said it recommends a full school layoff “protect staff, students and the community.”
Health authorities said they have been in close contact and have asked them to stay home and isolate themselves.
It is unclear how long students will be moved to online learning.
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The province has recently announced that students from publicly funded schools will receive rapid antigen tests to take over the upcoming winter break.
Each student will receive five samples and should test themselves every three to four days during the break (every Monday and Thursday from December 23rd). Participation in this endeavor is voluntary.
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