Ontario Schools Will Be The First Thing To​ Open After Lockdown, Says Top Doctor

"I can't tell you exactly when, but we want to be careful."

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Ontario Schools Will Be The First Thing To​ Open After Lockdown, Says Top Doctor

One of Ontario's top doctors is giving insight into what the province's reopening could look like when restrictions start to lift.

In a press release on Thursday, Dr. Barbara Yaffe, associate chief medical officer of health, stated that Ontario schools will take top priority.

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While there is no set date on when students will be returning to in-person learning, Yaffe reassures that schools will be the first thing to open.

"Keeping in mind that schools would be the first to open among all the things because that is the most important aspect," Yaffe stated when talking about a reopening, "I can't tell you exactly when, but we want to be careful. We don't want to open too soon and close immediately after."

Currently, classes are learning remotely, which is something that will remain an option for students in the upcoming school year even if in-person learning returns.

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