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Peel Halts Circulation Of Flyer Saying Kids Must Quarantine Alone After COVID-19 Exposure

Peel Region says it's "no surprise that it would upset and confuse people."
Peel Halts Circulation Of Flyer Saying Kids Must Quarantine Alone After COVID-19 Exposure

Peel Public Health has halted the circulation of a flyer that misreported advice for parents if their child is sent home due to COVID-19 exposure in the classroom. 

The flyer, which was distributed to schools in Peel Region, said that children facing exposure risk should isolate away from others, even if the child does not have symptoms.*

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Twitter users were quick to express their concerns over isolating children away from parents and caregivers.

The Region of Peel issued an apology on Twitter on Monday morning. "We made a mistake," they wrote, adding that they "left out an important detail" in the flyer.

"The specific details about the caregiver isolating with the child were on our website but not on the flyer. No surprise that it would upset and confuse people. We’re fixing it right now."

"We’re sorry for the confusion and for making an already stressful time more difficult."

Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown tweeted that he was "relieved to hear from Dr Loh that this mistake is being fixed & this flyer is being removed from circulation."

As of today, Ontario schools have reported over 800 COVID-19 cases in just two weeks.

Twenty of those schools have temporarily closed their doors due to the high volume of cases.

*This article has been updated. 

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