Outbreaks in Ontario’s child-care system rise as parents look ahead to September – CTV

August 10, 2021

TORONTO — The number of COVID-19 cases involving children in licensed child-care settings in Ontario is edging up and parents and child-care providers say they’re surprised at how quickly the new variant can take hold.

Published listings show Ontario’s largest outbreak in months at a licensed child-care setting — 12 cases — was at an Etobicoke Montessori school last week, as observers wonder if this is a preview of what to expect in the school year.

Parents said they felt the school, Grand Avenue Montessori, did everything it could and did manage to keep the outbreak to one of their two buildings.

“They’ve been on top of it if a kid even has a sniffle,” Daniel Bear, a parent at the school, said from outside the school on Monday.

“It’s representative of the challenge we face. When you look at the broader provincial government’s plans to protect students across Ontario, it makes you realize how little they’ve done and how at risk the population is.”

Read more: https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/outbreaks-in-ontario-s-child-care-system-rise-as-parents-look-ahead-to-september-1.5541342

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