Ontario Education Minister on Asymptomatic Testing at Schools

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Ontario Education Minister on Asymptomatic Testing at Schools

Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce speaks briefly with reporters after touring a COVID-19 testing site at a high school in Vaughan. He highlights his government’s expansion of voluntary asymptomatic testing for students and staff in the Greater Toronto Area as part of the province-wide testing initiative. Voluntary screening began this week in Toronto schools, with the provincial government asking school boards across Ontario to conduct asymptomatic testing in at least five per cent of schools on a weekly basis. The majority of Ontario schools began resuming in-person classes on February 8. (February 20, 2021) (no interpretation)