The announcements of in-person instruction in Peel stopping as of today and all of Toronto and the Wellington Dufferin Guelph area joining them tomorrow it has neighbouring jurisdictions wondering the future of their area.
Huron Perth Public Health has announced that they have no plans to issue a Section 22 Class order to close in-person instruction. They say that this type of disruption has a significant impact on educators, students and parents.
Transmission to date in schools in the Huron Perth area has bee low. The use of enhanced case and contact management as well as school-based measures have helped to prevent the spread of virus in the schools.
As an example in the month of March, HPPH saw 2 confirmed school cases and 1 confirmed childcare case. There are no active Covid-19 cases linked with AMDSB schools and 2 active cases resulting in school-related exposure with a Huron Perth Catholic School Board school (but no evidence of transmission in the school setting since re-opening).
Huron Perth Public Health continues to monitor the situation locally and the province doing the same across Ontario.