WINNIPEG - Manitoba returns to remote learning today.
The plan is to do this for one week to help schools prepare for a resumption of in-person education next Monday.
“We know our children learn best in a classroom setting and it is our goal to ensure they can return to the classroom as quickly as possible, said premier Heather Stefanson.”
Education minister Cliff Cullen says this approach was requested by stakeholders.
“This will allow us more time to study the data we have and provide any needed additional advice to the education sector and families as we go forward," said Dr. Jazz Atwal, deputy chief provincial public health officer.
The province will also use the week of remote learning to distribute rapid tests and medical masks to schools for staff and students to use.