Ontario sees 1,290 new COVID-19 cases as science table recommends weekly rapid tests in schools

Ontario sees 1,290 new COVID-19 cases as science table recommends weekly rapid tests in schools

Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, was scheduled to hold a 3 p.m. ET briefing on the COVID-19 situation in the province. However, the news conference has been postponed until  2 p.m. Friday, the Ministry of Health says. Ontario’s group of expert advisers on COVID-19 is recommending health officials implement voluntary rapid testing … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 69 new cases, 125 active cases in schools, child-care facilities

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 69 new cases, 125 active cases in schools, child-care facilities

New Brunswick reported 69 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and 125 active cases across 53 schools and 24 early learning and child-care facilities across the province. The majority of cases are affecting kindergarten-to-Grade 5 schools, with transmission often occurring outside of the school setting or in instances when Public Health measures are not followed, according … Read more

Covid: two schools tested as health officials battle to contain Omicron variant | Coronavirus

At schools, a church and a branch of KFC, public health officials have been scrambling to track people infected by Omicron, in a stiff new test of the UK’s widely criticised £37bn test-and-trace programme.On Monday, new cases of the Covid “variant of concern” emerged in two London locations, bringing the running UK total to 11, … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 19 cases confirmed at 17 schools

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 19 cases confirmed at 17 schools

Nineteen cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at 17 schools in New Brunswick since Friday, the COVID-19 dashboard shows. Twenty-one schools are now actively impacted since students returned to classes one week ago, after the provincial government reached a tentative agreement with striking Canadian Union of Public Employees late Nov. 13. Monday has been an operational day for at … Read more

US school bus drivers in nationwide strikes over poor pay and Covid risk | Schools

Yellow school buses are part of the American streetscape, familiar to families across the US and an easily recognizable symbol the world over.But the drivers of the vehicles that shuttle America’s children to and from school are now caught up in the wave of labor unrestsweeping across the US in the wake of the Covid-19 … Read more

Schools IB TOK class: Covid revealed what science can do when funding is found

Schools IB TOK class: Covid revealed what science can do when funding is found

This article picked by a teacher with suggested questions is part of the Financial Times free schools access programme. Details/registration here.Specification: IB DP TOK themes & AOKs Natural sciences, Human sciences, PoliticsRelevant Big Question CreativityKey terms and ideas Sense of urgency, Valley of Death, Boring, Bold ideasIntegration Group 4 subjects, economics, global politicsInvestigating Issues Scientific legislationClick to … Read more

Schools should stay open as greatest risk of Covid transmission is in households, research finds | Schools

Despite Delta being more transmissible than earlier Covid-19 variants, in Australia few children and adolescents who get the virus have severe symptoms, and schools should only be closed under exceptional circumstances, a research analysis from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has found.However, the analysis reveals children and adolescents living with some pre-existing health conditions, including … Read more

Schools are new battleground in war of disinformation over Covid-19 vaccines

Schools are new battleground in war of disinformation over Covid-19 vaccines

Groups opposed to vaccination have sought to stoke the fears of parents and children by falsely claiming that the vaccines are untested and dangerous.Last week, a small group of protesters demonstrated outside St. Thomas More Catholic School in the town of Blaydon, near Newcastle in northeastern England, as children entered the school gates.In a letter … Read more

Unions call for tighter Covid safety measures in schools | Schools

Unions have called on the government to stop “standing by” and reinstate safety measures at schools to prevent further disruption to education this winter as the rate of Covid surges among teenagers.The spread of the virus appears to be significantly outpacing the government’s vaccination programme, with one in 14 secondary school-age children in England infected … Read more

Number of Covid outbreaks in schools reduced last week

Number of Covid outbreaks in schools reduced last week

The number of outbreaks of Covid-19 in schools reduced significantly last week, compared with the previous week, new figures show. There were 49 new outbreaks reported in schools in the week to last Saturday, 25 September, compared with 90 outbreaks the previous week. The 49 outbreaks in schools led to 304 confirmed linked cases, the … Read more

Newfoundland schools adjust health measures as COVID-19 outbreak grows

Newfoundland schools adjust health measures as COVID-19 outbreak grows

Schools in eastern and central Newfoundland have COVID-19 cases connected to them and are adjusting their strategies. (Mike Moore/CBC) Schools in different parts of Newfoundland are adapting to COVID-19 exposures in their areas as new cases continue to rise in the central region of the island. On Sunday, Dr. Monika Dutt, medical officer of health … Read more

Schools without mask mandates are more likely to have COVID-19 outbreaks, CDC finds

Schools without mask mandates are more likely to have COVID-19 outbreaks, CDC finds

CBS NEWS The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new studies Friday that show enforcing masks in schools helps reduce the spread of COVID-19. One study looked at data from schools in Arizona’s Maricopa and Pima Counties after they resumed in-person learning in late July for the 2021-22 academic year. The two counties account … Read more

Rural schools close as Alberta’s COVID 19 vaccine passport system launches

Rural schools close as Alberta’s COVID 19 vaccine passport system launches

Two schools in rural Alberta closed their classrooms Monday over the number of students not attending because of COVID-19 infections as Edmonton police introduced tough new vaccine requirements on the first day of the province’s new proof-of-vaccination program. The Big Valley and Donalda schools, both in central Alberta’s Clearview Public School Division, announced that … Read more

Victoria’s COVID-19 exposure sites include Mercy Hospital for Women, more schools and childcare

Victoria's COVID-19 exposure sites include Mercy Hospital for Women, more schools and childcare

A women’s hospital in Melbourne’s north has been deemed a tier 1 COVID-19 exposure site, sending all exposed patients into quarantine. The Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg confirmed a patient tested positive to COVID-19 after visiting a women’s outpatient clinic.”The hospital is taking an exceptionally cautious approach and in line with Department of Health advice … Read more

Singapore primary schools to shift online as COVID-19 cases rise

Singapore primary schools to shift online as COVID-19 cases rise

A man receives his vaccination at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination center in Singapore March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar SuSept 18 (Reuters) – Singapore’s primary schools will shift to home-based learning for 10 days ahead of a key national examination, the education ministry said on Saturday, as the country reported 935 new COVID-19 cases the previous … Read more