Ontario schools not reopening until September


TORONTO — Ontario schools will stay closed for the rest of the school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Premier Doug Ford says the safety of children is his top priority, and at-home learning will continue.

He says Ontario is working hard to ensure that child care centres can reopen once the province gets to its second stage of reopening.

Ford also says that overnight camps will not go ahead this summer, but as long as trends keep improving, day camps will be able to open, with strict public health measures in place.

Education Minister Stephen Lecce says he will announce a plan for reopening schools in September before the end of June.

Schools have been closed in Ontario since March 13.