Quebec’s back-to-school experiment begins in just under three weeks, but many teachers say they’re dreading being the test subjects, partly because adults generally get much sicker from COVID-19 than kids.
Quebec’s premier said Tuesday that he’s confident of two things: first, that a second wave of COVID-19 is on the way, and second, that it won’t be as bad as the first, since the province is better prepared.
The province may have scrapped the idea of separating classes into “bubbles” of six students, but Quebec teachers and parents say they feel left in the lurch when it comes to other details, from properly working windows to distance education.
Students in Grade 5 and up will be required to wear masks in common areas when Quebecers return to school in three weeks. Quebec Education Minister Jean-Francois Roberge provided an update for the back-to-school plan in the province on Monday.
Two million visitors go to Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal's Oratory each year, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, tourists are not there this year. The situation is causing major financial losses for the emblem of Montreal.
Scores of parents across Quebec are voicing their concerns around the government's intention for all students from pre-school through Grade 9 to physically return to classrooms at the end of the month.
New data suggests that more than 500 COVID-19 infections in Canada have been linked to public venues including stores, bars, restaurants, daycares and schools since the beginning of July as more businesses continue to reopen and restrictions are eased.
Keeping the novel coronavirus at bay will require many more months of physical distancing, ramped-up testing and contact tracing, quarantining and workplace and community closures to handle outbreaks, says a new report published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.