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Ontario's Science Advisory Table Says Schools 'Can Reopen Safely' In Certain Regions

But public health measures still need to be maintained.

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School Reopenings In Ontario Should Start, Says Advisory Table

New guidance from the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table recommends that school reopenings in Ontario happen "safely on a regional basis."

In response to a letter from Doug Ford, the table said on May 29 that kids can get back into the classroom in certain regions on the advice of the chief medical officer of health, local medical officers of health, school districts and health system partners.

For reopening schools, the table said public health measures need to be "vigorously" maintained and strategies that are already in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 need to be built up.

The science advisory table also said that its modelling shows that the increase in cases as a result of reopening schools would be small.

On May 27, Dr. David Williams revealed that he has received feedback from all public health units around the GTHA and they said they're prepared to have schools open again.

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