NEW | Education Minister to join Premier for announcement today

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Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce is expected to join Premier Doug Ford for a COVID-19-related announcement this afternoon.

The announcement will be made during the premier's daily news conference held at Queen’s Park.

Minister of Health Christine Elliott will also be in attendance.

On Monday, Ford said the government would make announcements “early next week” regarding when licensed childcare and public schools could reopen.

The Premier adding “They’re just crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s on the plan going forward."

Schools across the province have been closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.