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Ontario colleges to reopen for in-person studying on Monday: sources | CBC News

Schools throughout Ontario will reopen for in-person studying on Monday, Jan. 17, sources with information of the choice say.

The Toronto Star first reported the information earlier on Monday.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford introduced on Jan. 3 —  amid experiences of surging COVID-19 circumstances fuelled by the extremely contagious Omicron variant — that every one publicly funded and personal colleges would transfer to distant studying beginning on Jan. 5.

He mentioned then that Ontario authorities determined to shut colleges as a result of the province could not assure colleges could be totally staffed with so many academics anticipated to be off sick. The colleges have been anticipated to be closed at the least two weeks.

That Jan. 3 announcement got here simply days after Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of well being, mentioned the return to highschool date could be pushed again however would nonetheless be in-person. Moore had mentioned the province needed to provide colleges additional time to offer N95 masks to employees and to deploy 3,000 HEPA filter items.

Ford had mentioned colleges would reopen for in-person studying on Jan. 17, nevertheless many questioned if that date could be delayed.

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