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My colleague, Minister Stephen Lecce announced on February 11th that in support of our collective efforts to keep schools safe, we are postponing March Break until April 12-16, 2021.
This decision was made on the best advice of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and public health officials, including consultations with many local Medical Officers of Health. The government also consulted with Trustee Associations, Teacher Federations, Education Worker unions, and Principal and Vice-Principal Associations.
Postponing March Break serves to limit opportunities for congregation – while reaffirming the evidence that schools are safe for students. By continuing to follow public health advice, and by introducing additional safety measures and more testing, we are supporting our collective efforts to keep COVID-19 from entering our schools.