2 Vaughan Schools Switched To Online Learning Due To COVID-19 Outbreak – Toronto
Two schools in Vaughan have been dismissed due to COVID-19 outbreaks, York Region said Thursday.
The Eitz Chaim School at 80 York Boulevard and the Netivot HaTorah Day and Day School at 18 Atkinson Avenue are both experiencing epidemics that have forced the school to be dismissed altogether.
York Region officials said students and staff identified as close contacts of the confirmed cases had been notified and were to self-isolate.
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Students at Eitz Chaim School were transferred to e-learning as early as Tuesday and Wednesday there were 26 confirmed cases of COVID – 23 students and three staff and visitors.
Students who receive a negative PCR test can return to school on Sunday while students who do not take a test must remain in e-learning until December 19.
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Students at Netivot HaTorah day school and childcare were placed in virtual learning starting Thursday. As of Wednesday, there were 16 confirmed cases – all students.
Students who receive a negative PCR test can return to school on Monday, while students who do not take a test will not be able to return until December 20.
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Officials said the increase in COVID cases in schools coincides with the increase in social gatherings due to the holiday season.
“This outbreak serves as an important reminder of the caution required during the holidays to celebrate safely and avoid exposures that lead to school layoffs,” the region said in a statement Thursday.
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