December 21, 2020
Toronto, ON – Today’s province-wide lockdown and school reopening announcement makes it clear that elementary students, educators and their families continue to be overlooked and put at unnecessary risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The plan to reopen elementary schools in the midst of a province-wide lockdown doesn’t make sense. These new provincial restrictions will not be effective unless every possible action is taken to prevent COVID-19 transmission in elementary schools when they reopen. It’s time to do what is urgently needed, not what is politically convenient,” said Sam Hammond, President of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO).