Education Minister to give update on schools, child care as Ontario starts to reopen

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MAY 19, 2020

Ontario’s education minister is set to give an update on Tuesday on the status of schools and child care services as some businesses in the province begin to open their doors.

According to a report on CBC News Stephen Lecce is set to make an announcement Tuesday afternoon alongside Premier Doug Ford and Health Minister Christine Elliott.

The update comes as the province starts the first stage of its economic reopening today, giving the green light to retailers, some sports centres, vehicle dealerships and other businesses to resume.

The province ordered the closure of all businesses deemed non-essential amid the pandemic in mid-March and recently allowed those with street entrances to offer curbside pickup.

Students in Ontario have been out of class since mid-March as the province tries to control the pandemic. The province launched an online learning portal several weeks later, and teachers have been trying to continue lessons in various ways.

But parents and students have expressed frustration about the distance learning plan.

The education announcement is slated for 1 p.m. Tuesday.