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Ontario's Top Doctor Says The GTHA Is 'Prepared' To Reopen Schools

However, other health units in Ontario aren't as ready.

While Ontario schools across the province remain closed, health units in the GTHA are saying they are "prepared" to reopen to in-person learning.

In a press conference on Thursday, Dr. David Williams, Ontario's chief medical officer of health, wouldn't give an exact date on when students are expected to return to class, but he did reveal that many units are ready to welcome them.

"I can say that the feedback I've had as of today, all of the [units] around the GTHA say they can do the case contact management and they are prepared to have their schools open."

However, there is at least one spot in the province that is hesitant to see children returning back to school.

According to Williams, the medical officer at Porcupine Health Unit has said that she would have "really liked to have the schools open, but this time [she] can't do that" due to the high number of COVID-19 cases.