#ManitobaSchools, #Covid19Rise, #OnlineLearning
Winnipeg/Canadian-Media: COVID-19 pandemic infections rising cases in Manitoba has resulted in the province's decision to move all kindergarten to Grade 12 students in Winnipeg and Brandon to remote learning starting Wednesday.
Image: Online School Education. Image credit: Pixaby
Manitoba's Education Minister Cliff Cullen at an impromptu news conference, alongside Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin said on Sunday that students should stay at home until May 30.
"Three-quarters of the schools affected are in Winnipeg and Brandon. So right now, that was the most important to move [to remote learning] at this point," he said.
Presently, schools in other parts of Manitoba will stay open but would move to online learning in case these schools see more than one COVID-19 case unless those are people from the same household.
Schools that move to remote learning, said Cullen will still be able to accommodate children of critical service workers from kindergarten to Grade 6 as well as kindergarten to Grade 12 students considered to be at high risk or who have certain disabilities.