"Making this tough decision now will allow kids to safely enjoy camps and outdoor activities this summer."
Doug Ford has officially announced that Ontario schools will not be reopening for in-person learning this academic year.
"At a time when our top priority is putting the third wave behind us so that we can safely enter step one of our Roadmap to Reopen, we can't risk increased cases and potential downstream impacts on hospitals and ICUs," said Premier Ford.
Ford says while students won't be returning to class, the government will work towards getting outdoor activities open "as soon as possible."
"Making this tough decision now will allow kids to safely enjoy camps and outdoor activities this summer, and a safe return to school in September," he continued.
Schools have been closed for in-person learning since mid-April when Ford announced that students would not return to the classrooms after April break.