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    Schools across Ontario may remain closed to in-person learning for the rest of the year. CTV News Toronto has learned that the government’s scrapped its previous promise to reopen classrooms before the economy. Sources say the initial decision was made on Monday to not reopen schools, including on a regional guideline.

    Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams and the Ontario Science Advisory table all endorsed the idea of reopening schools for the rest of the year. According to sources, the government is worried that several public health units would not be able to reopen, as reopening schools can cause more outbreaks and increased case counts.

    The decision has not been finalized though as it was only made at the committee. To finalize the decision it will have to be during the cabinet meeting scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. Christine Elliot the Health Minister said they are taking the matter “very seriously” but would not comment on which way the government is leaning. 

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