Ontario teacher unions call for more protections against COVID-19

WATCH ABOVE: Toronto Public Health said schools will remain closed until the end of April break. The last minute decision left many families scrambling and frustrated. Marianne Dimain reports.

Ontario’s teacher unions are calling for more protection in schools against COVID-19 as a third wave surges across the province.

The unions held a news conference today calling for the mass vaccination of teachers and other school staff.

Union leaders also say that online learning should be adapted across the province until the safety of staff and students can be guaranteed.

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Public health officials in Toronto and Guelph, Ont., moved their schools to virtual learning today.

Schools in Peel Region shifted to online classes on Tuesday.

Harvey Bischof of the Ontario Secondary School teacher Federation says that there has been no word from the provincial government if a potential stay-at-home order will apply to public schools.

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