Mar 13, 2020
By Christine Ross
Daycare centres inside public schools within the Toronto District School board will be closed for the next three weeks and will re-open April 6th.
That’s the same period all public elementary and high schools in the province will close to help prevent the spread of COVID -19. T-D-S-B spokesperson Ryan Bird admits it presents a real challenge for parents but they had no choice based on the advice of health officials.
Meantime, heads up for Toronto residents who didn’t heed warnings against non-essential travel and left Canada for the March break including to the U-S. They’re being told to avoid public gatherings and visits with seniors when they return home. Medical officer of Health Dr. Eileen Devilla says travellers need to be vigilant and urges self-monitoring for symptoms for 14 days after travel. Toronto has activated its emergency operation centre amid the COVID-19 pandemic.