Ontario reveals new rules on managing COVID-19 cases, outbreaks — including in schools – CBC

Guidelines lay out more restrictive rules for people who have not been vaccinated

Aug 11, 2021

With Ontario facing a delta variant-driven fourth wave of COVID-19, the provincial government has released guidelines around testing and self-isolation for those who might be exposed to the virus — with the rules dependent on vaccination status.

Though the new rules are complex, they contain one basic theme: vaccinated Ontarians will be subject to fewer restrictions and more lenient isolation requirements compared to people who are unvaccinated.

Documents shared by the province Wednesday also outline how possible COVID-19 exposures will be managed in schools this year. Provincial spokesperson Alexandra Hilkene said in a statement that the government is taking a “balanced and cautious approach” to ensure schools stay open for in-person learning for the entire school year.

“The Chief Medical Officer of Health and health experts will continue to review data and provide advice to the government on the appropriate and effective measures that are needed to protect the health and safety of Ontarians and keep our kids in the classroom,” she said.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-covid-19-rules-cases-contacts-outbreaks-1.6137527

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