Elementary students and faculty in the Waterloo Region returned to in-person learning after primary schools and secondary schools across the province had been closed since December.
This decision came after Education Minister Stephen Lecce met with Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health. They both agreed that it is safe for schools in the province to re-open due to community transmission decline.
Waterloo Region’s stay-at-home order expired on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Schools in the Waterloo Region have been re-opened with enhanced safety measures that include stricter screening and target asymptomatic testing.
However, many people remain skeptical about whether it is safe for schools in the Waterloo Region to stay open at this time.