Ford says Ontario’s top doctor hasn’t talked about opening schools

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Premier Doug Ford says Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has not indicated any reasonable likelihood of opening schools before the end of June.

At his daily press conference, the premier announced the province is buying more iPads for students in a deal with Rogers and Apple to beef up the at home learning for students across the province.

“I know that many many parents are concerned about their kids being out of school…no matter what their education must continue…For the parents, I hope this gives you some piece of mind knowing that your children will have access to the tools they need during this very difficult time,” says Ford.

When he was asked by reporters if Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has given any indication of the reasonable likelihood of going back to school, Ford responded;

“He hasn’t as of yet…we’re going to determine when we open it based on health and science, as of yet he has not mentioned it. We don’t want to put our kids in jeopardy…

“We aren’t sending our kids back into harms way until we get the okay from the chief medical officer of health.”

And Ford added; “We’re going to make sure we see the kids graduate this year.”