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TDSB to now notify entire schools about COVID-19 outbreaks

The Toronto District School Board now says it will entire school communities know about COVID-19 cases, not just affected classrooms.

'This updated process will provide a more comprehensive picture,' board says

The Toronto District School Board says it will let entire school communities know about COVID-19 cases in schools. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press)

The Toronto District School Board says it will now let entire school communities know about COVID-19 cases, not just affected classrooms.

In a tweet on Monday, the TDSB said the issuing of COVID-19 notification letters to all concerned will give parents and guardians a better sense of the spread of the virus. The letters will outline "all impacted classes" in a given school, the board said.

"This updated process will provide a more comprehensive picture and continue until the end of this school year," the TDSB said in the tweet.

In January, the Ontario government stopped tracking COVID-19 in schools, but the TDSB continued to send positive case notification letters to affected classrooms.

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