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All publicly-funded schools in Ontario will be closed for two weeks after March break due to COVID-19

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All publicly-funded schools in Ontario will be closed for two weeks after March break due to COVID-19

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Whenever someone asks a question that starts with "Why do they..." or "Why don't they...", the answer is always a) money, b) stupidity, or c) both.
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Where are the two weeks off for adults ?? Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Cold Sweat
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Pochacco wrote: Where are the two weeks off for adults ?? Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Cold Sweat
That's called self-quarantine. ;)
Whenever someone asks a question that starts with "Why do they..." or "Why don't they...", the answer is always a) money, b) stupidity, or c) both.
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Pochacco wrote: Where are the two weeks off for adults ?? Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Cold Sweat
Maybe parents will have to be taking two weeks off to provide care for their children who are not in school.

There was an interview on radio this morning with a person with expertise in public health matters. They cautioned against school closures. The point was that many parents (physicians, registered nurses, practical nurses, orderlies, cleaning staff, food services staff, etc.) provide important health care services. If their children are not attending school, the parents may need to miss work.
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MexiCanuck wrote: Maybe parents will have to be taking two weeks off to provide care for their children who are not in school.

There was an interview on radio this morning with a person with expertise in public health matters. They cautioned against school closures. The point was that many parents (physicians, registered nurses, practical nurses, orderlies, cleaning staff, food services staff, etc.) provide important health care services. If their children are not attending school, the parents may need to miss work.

Many parents are not cancelling traveling during march break...this will force kids to stay home for 2 weeks after vacation. This makes 100% sense. You wont need physicians and registered nurses at full staff if there's no outbreak
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We were going on holidays in April around Easter for 2 weeks. Now with this extra 2 weeks in March, looks like we have no choice but to cancel our April holidays and use them for March instead. Otherwise that's 5 whole weeks the kids will be out of school and us not having enough days to look after the kids, unless our office sends everyone home to work, which I'm hoping will happen.
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MexiCanuck wrote: Maybe parents will have to be taking two weeks off to provide care for their children who are not in school.

There was an interview on radio this morning with a person with expertise in public health matters. They cautioned against school closures. The point was that many parents (physicians, registered nurses, practical nurses, orderlies, cleaning staff, food services staff, etc.) provide important health care services. If their children are not attending school, the parents may need to miss work.

Of course man that’s called being a parent your kid stays home you stay home can’t have your cake and eat it to, unless your rich then get nanny
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shawn01 wrote: Of course man that’s called being a parent your kid stays home you stay home can’t have your cake and eat it to, unless your rich then get nanny
I think the person’s point was that the health care system, previously working at capacity, then over-capacity due to Covid, will be further understaffed.

I have read many times on RFD users’ complaints about long waiting times for basic services like emergency rooms in Ontario. Imagine how busy health care facilities will be as Covid infections increase. The imagine how busy they will be if a significant percentage of health care employees are not at work.
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Most non essential businesses should just close IMO. The faster we take the bandage off the better it likely will be for everyone. The more places that are closed the less likely we will even consider even going there.

This will limit exposure of anyone who has it and we can stop this thing from spreading way earlier.
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Still waiting to hear if my kids daycare will still be opened. It's inside of his school, if it stays open it'll be easy for us, just cost a bit more, if not, I'll have to work from home some days and get the parents to help out on other days.

See what happens.
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So no teacher's strike action for 3 weeks.
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I have no idea why they did this. Its here and it aint gonna stop. Its been two months and there are finally signs of a slowdown in China. This will be at its peak mid April. Our politicians are all fools.
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Evil Baby wrote: Still waiting to hear if my kids daycare will still be opened. It's inside of his school, if it stays open it'll be easy for us, just cost a bit more, if not, I'll have to work from home some days and get the parents to help out on other days.

See what happens.

nope...all in school day cares are closed..was included in the announcement
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webshark wrote: I have no idea why they did this. Its here and it aint gonna stop. Its been two months and there are finally signs of a slowdown in China. This will be at its peak mid April. Our politicians are all fools.
China is slowing down because they've put in drastic measures to stop it.

We are (trying) to do the same here, so we don't reach the numbers that China reached.

What's not to understand?

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