“No Decision Made” About What Will Happen to Ontario Schools in January, Says Ford | The Canadian News

Ontario Prime Minister Doug Ford said Friday that “no decision has yet been made” about what will happen to schools in the new year.

Ford made the comment during a press conference Friday afternoon, where the government announced new measures in a bid to curb the spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.

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“I want to speak directly to the parents,” the prime minister said.

“I know you are concerned about your children’s schools and what to expect after the new year. I can tell you this: no decision has been made yet on what it looks like. We are simply not in a position to say.

“The situation is evolving too fast to be able to know where we will be in early January.”

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Ford said they are working “every day” to do whatever it takes to protect staff and students.

The government announced a series of new restrictions on Friday as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the province and amid uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant.

Capacity limits, restrictions on food and beverage service, and meeting size limits are among the measures that were announced.

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