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Chief medical officer of health, Dr. Kieran Moore, revealed on Tuesday that fully vaccinated Ontario students will follow a different set of outbreak rules once in-person classes resume this fall.

In a press conference, Moore told reporters that post-secondary schools' approaches on outbreak management will differ greatly depending on whether they're dealing with fully vaccinated or unvaccinated staff members or students.

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Moore revealed that if students and staff who have been vaccinated are exposed to COVID-19, they will likely be able to return back to school much earlier.

"If you are two-dose vaccinated plus 14 days we will offer you a test if you've been in contact with a high-risk person," Dr. Moore stated, "So, someone that's had an ongoing fever and cough or increasing shortness of breath, and if you test negative, you can go right back to school, you can go right back to work."

"If you are not immunized and you've been in contact with the high-risk contact, you'll be off for a minimum of 10 days and you will have to get two tests, one initially and then another around day seven," he added.

Moore also noted that if the follow-up test is positive the student will be banned from school for another 10 days, leading to a possible 20-days off.

"So terrific advantage of being two-dose immunized."

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