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Are classrooms safe during a pandemic?

In Alberta and Nova Scotia, all students will return to classrooms this fall with increased health and safety precautions — and that has some asking if it's too soon.

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Provinces began announcing plans to return to the classroom this week. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)
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While parents and students in Ontario and B.C. will find out more about the school year in the coming days, governments in Alberta and Nova Scotia have announced their back-to-school plans.

In those two provinces, all students will return to classrooms with increased health and safety precautions.

Teachers, parents and students are worried the protections don't go far enough, but premiers say it's time to get back on track.

Our question this week: Are classrooms safe during a pandemic?

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