COVID-19 outbreaks shut down six more Toronto schools

COVID-19 outbreaks shut down six more Toronto schools

Toronto Public Health has advised six more schools to close due to transmission of COVID-19 among students and staff.
Four public schools and two public Catholic schools on Wednesday temporarily laid off staff and students.

Gateway Public Schools, Thorncliffe Park Public School, Clinton Street Junior Public School and Ryerson Community School, including the Downtown Vocal Music Academy, of the Toronto District School Board have temporarily closed.

St. Rose of Lima Catholic School and St. Jude of the Toronto Catholic District School Board are also temporarily closing due to the transmission of COVID-19.

Both school boards say affected students will switch to online learning while Toronto Public Health investigates.

According to the provincial government, 332 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in all Ontario schools on Wednesday.

Six TDSB schools and seven TCDSB schools are currently closed due to COVID-19 outbreaks. Across Ontario, 63 schools remain closed due to the virus.

Ontario has seen more than 2,000 cases of COVID-19 per day for a week in a row now. As of Wednesday, 2,333 new infections were discovered, bringing the total cumulative cases in Ontario to 349,903.


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