Return To School and COVID-19: Expert Evidence On the Government’s Reopening Plan
October 26, 2020
On October 7, 2020, AEFO, ETFO, OECTA and OSSTF/FEESO held a media conference featuring three experts who were retained by the unions to provide objective expert testimony at their Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) hearing on the province’s return to school plan. Because the OLRB dismissed the case based on jurisdictional grounds, these expert witnesses and their reports were not heard.
Below are the Expert Reports from Dr. David Fisman, epidemiologist at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at University of Toronto, who also serves as a Consultant in Infectious Diseases at the University Health Network, Dr. Amy Greer, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Population Disease Modeling, University of Guelph and Associate Professor in Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and Dr. Jeff Siegel, professor of civil engineering at the University of Toronto and a specialist in indoor air quality, ventilation and filtration.