TORONTO — College students throughout Ontario will return to the digital classroom right this moment as faculty buildings stay shuttered following the spring break.
The provincial authorities introduced the transfer to distant studying early final week because it handled a surge in COVID-19 circumstances and hospitalizations.
It has additionally introduced a set of recent measures meant to curb the unfold of COVID-19, together with limiting interprovincial journey.
Checkpoints shall be arrange at interprovincial border crossings beginning right this moment, and solely these coming into Ontario for work, medical care, transportation of products and exercising Indigenous treaty rights shall be allowed via.
The province held agency to that measure over the weekend, regardless of strolling again different public well being guidelines that had been introduced on the identical time Friday.
Premier Doug Ford on Saturday reversed his choice to shutter playgrounds, following a swift backlash from mother and father and public well being consultants alike.
They stated the transfer was unlikely to curb the unfold of COVID-19, as proof suggests most transmission occurs indoors.
On Saturday the province additionally shortly rescinded new powers given to law enforcement officials, saying officers will not have the ability to cease any pedestrian or driver throughout the stay-at-home order to request their residence deal with and their purpose for being out of the home.
As an alternative, police should have “purpose to suspect” that an individual is out to take part in an organized public occasion or social gathering earlier than stopping them.
COVID-19: Ontario colleges won’t resume in-class studying following April break
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