Students return to virtual school as part of Ontario coronavirus lockdown measures

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WATCH ABOVE: As Ontario attempts to stop the spread of COVID-19, students returned to virtual learning after the winter break. For many families, that means balancing their children’s educational needs and their own work schedules. Caryn Lieberman reports – Jan 4, 2021

TORONTO — Students across Ontario returned to the virtual classroom on Monday as part of a provincewide lockdown.

The measure ends for all students in northern Ontario and elementary students in southern Ontario after the first week back from winter break.

High schoolers in southern Ontario will continue online learning until Jan. 25.

The move is part of a provincial lockdown that began on Boxing Day and is set to last until Jan. 9 in northern Ontario and Jan. 23 in southern Ontario.

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It comes after a long weekend that saw record-breaking COVID-19 case counts.

The province logged 3,363 new cases on Saturday, up from Thursday’s record of 3,328.

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Yesterday, it recorded 2,964 new cases and 25 deaths.

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