Students in Windsor-Essex Back in the Classrooms Today
Teachers and students across Windsor-Essex are heading back to the classroom today for in-person learning.
Students have been learning online from home since mid-December after schools in the area were closed by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit due to a rising number of COVID-19 cases.
The original order from the health unit was then extended as part of a provincial lockdown ordered by the Ontario government.
The province then took a staggered approach to reopening schools, allowing those in northern Ontario and rural areas to resume in-person learning first.
Education Minister Stephen Lecce says the government is taking a number of steps to enhance safety in schools, such as more stringent screening for high schoolers and asymptomatic testing across the province.
With files from the Canadian Press