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COVID-19: Etobicoke high school to resume in-person classes

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An Etobicoke high school is set to resume in-person classes Tuesday after it temporarily moved to remote learning due to a COVID-19 investigation.

Silverthorn Collegiate Institute, located in the area of Mill and Burnhamthorpe roads, has been given the all-clear by Toronto Public Health (TPH), officials said Monday.

According to the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) website, there are seven COVID-19 cases among students at the school.

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Four cases are currently listed as being resolved, but TDSB spokesperson Ryan Bird said the site will likely be updated again Tuesday.

Toronto Public Health said rapid antigen testing is being made available to the high school as students and staff return to in-person learning. The local public health unit said the rapid testing is an additional layer of protection.

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It was first announced last Monday that the school would be closing due to COVID-19 cases.

Meanwhile, Greenholme Junior Middle School, located near Kipling Avenue and Albion Road, remains closed amid a COVID-19 investigation.

Bird said TDSB officials are still awaiting word from TPH on when that school can reopen.

TDSB figures show 11 COVID-19 cases among students at Greenholme Junior Middle School and one among staff.

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