Jukasa News Update – Monday, February 8, 2021
More of Ontario’s schools are reopening to in-person learning today.
Students in 13 public health units, including Hamilton and Windsor, will return to physical classrooms.
But in three COVID-19 hot spots — Toronto, Peel and York Region — schools will remain closed until Feb. 16.
All students in Ontario began January with online learning as part of a provincial lockdown.
The province then took a staggered approach to reopening schools, allowing those in northern Ontario and rural areas to resume in-person learning first.
Education Minister Stephen Lecce says the government is taking a number of steps to enhance safety in schools, such as more stringent screening for high schoolers and asymptomatic testing across the province.
Six Nations is reporting a significant coronavirus outbreak with 47 new active cases over the weekend.
Nearly 150 people were in quarantine last week, according to sources with SNGR. Two people have died due to the coronavirus on Six Nations since the beginning of the pandemic.
Six Nations now has the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the province with 209 cases per 100,000. Toronto currently has 142 cases per 100,000.
Neighbouring Mississaugas of the Credit has 2 active cases. In the surrounding region Brantford and Brant County are reporting 33 active cases and Haldimand Norfolk is reporting 57 cases.
Three more people have died in the city of Brantford due to the coronavirus.
A man and a woman in their 50s were both hospitalized and died due to the virus. Another victim, a man in his 90s, was not hospitalized.
This bring the total number of deaths in Brantford and Brant County to 12. There are 36 active cases in the region. Three people are in hospital.
Ontario says the provincial state of emergency is expiring but are extending stay at home orders for most of the province.
Doug Ford made the announcement saying Toronto, Peel and York lockdowns are extended to February 22.
In all other areas of Ontario, the lockdown is extended to February 16.
The province will then have to reconsider whether or not to reopen or extend the lockdowns in those regions.
Six regions in the province, including Kingston and Prince Edward County will transition to reopening as planned on February 10.
Ontario says there are 1265 new COVID-19 cases and 33 new deaths.
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