Elementary school students across northern Ontario can return to in-class learning this morning.
The northern portion of the province is allowed to return to school buildings as positivity rates for COVID-19 are relatively low.
The provincial government announced on Thursday that schools across southern Ontario, meanwhile, would not be returning to in-person classes today as planned.
Instead, students in southern Ontario will continue attending classes remotely until at least Jan. 25.
To account for the change, Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced Saturday that the list of essential workers eligible for emergency child care would be expanded.
- Male suffering from gunshot wounds following shooting in Brampton
- All COVID-19 cases at Hamilton grocery stores for the week of Jan 10 to 16
- All COVID-19 cases at Halton grocery stores for the week of Jan 10 to 16
It now includes RCMP officers, custodial and clerical education workers and postal staff.