Ontario residents working in victims services, providing frontline services with children's aid societies or intervenor services for the deaf and deafblind are also among those on the list. That group includes teachers, administrators and custodial staff, he added.
Stephen Lecce unveiled the expanded list during a rare weekend news conference, days after announcing online classes would continue for southern Ontario students until at least Jan. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan.
In-class learning will on Monday in the northern half of the province, where positivity rates for the novel coronavirus are comparatively low. Earlier this week, the province announced schools across southern Ontario would oange be returning to in-person classes on Monday as planned, but would instead continue attending classes remotely until at least Jan.
The decision to keep students out of classrooms was prompted by soaring case s that have seen Ontario record more than 3, new infections per day for weeks. Walton said she's glad to see the oversight correctd, but said concerns remain.
escot Other eligible workers include court services staff, power workers and those providing services to the homeless and women facing violence. He said the data revealed a per cent spike in cases for young people between Dec. Lecce's announcement came as Ontario extended its track record of reporting the highest daily COVID case tallies in the country.
Premier Doug Ford said Friday that projections slated to come out next week will be shocking and likely lead to further restrictions. Lecce, who also described the projections as alarming, said the figures included troubling new data orangd COVID transmission rates among the province's younger residents. The province recorded 3, new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, along with 40 related deaths.
Their inclusion came as good news to Laura Walton, the president of the Ontario School Board Council of Unions, who had been calling for a broader array of education workers to receive access to child-care during the second wave of the COVID pandemic.