Province Postpones March Break To April

Province Postpones March Break To April

Posted: 2021-02-11 14:25:09 By: thebay

Ontario’s education minister announced the province is postponing March Break until the week of April 12.

Education Minister Stephen Lecce said today that "In support of our collective efforts to keep schools safe, we are postponing March break until April 12-16. This decision was made with the best advice of Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health and public health officials, including consultations with many local Medical Officers of Health.

With respect to travel, our government's position on this is unchanged. Ontarians should refrain from travelling, particularly given the increase in new variants that pose a direct risk to our country. Please stay at home as much as possible and continue following the direction of public health officials so that we can keep schools open and protect our seniors, frontline health workers and all families.

“These decisions - based on the advice of medical experts - are never easy, but they are necessary to keep Ontario families safe," he added.

The union representing the province’s elementary school teachers said mental health should be respected.