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Over 800 Ontario Schools Have Reported COVID-19 Cases & 1 Has Been Shut Down

As of Tuesday, 16.68% of Ontario schools have reported a case of COVID-19.

Over 800 Ontario Schools Have Reported COVID-19 Cases & 1 Has Been Shutdown

Ontario schools have returned to in-person learning, and as of 10:30 a.m. on September 28, 808 schools have reported cases of COVID-19, according to the Ontario Government.

Out of the 4,844 elementary and secondary schools in Ontario, 16.68% have reported a case of COVID-19.

In total, 1,867 school-related cases have been reported, and to date, only one school in Ontario has closed down due to COVID-19. On Tuesday, 280 school-related cases were reported. In the last 14 days, 1,564 were reported.

This means about 83.8% of Ontario's school-related cases were reported in the last two weeks.

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It's (finally) official: students across Ontario are going to have access to free period products right at school.

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At least one of the closures will last two weeks.

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According to the Ministry of Education, 109 cases were reported on September 16, 2021, with statistics last updated at approximately 10:30 a.m.

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