Students and staff in Ontario schools and child-care settings will each get two rapid COVID-19 tests after schools return to in-person learning next week.
Tests will be distributed starting next week first to staff, then to children in daycares and students in public elementary schools, followed by high school students.
Provincial officials say more tests will be provided when supply allows.
People with symptoms are to use two tests 24 to 48 hours apart and can return to school after negative results once their symptoms improve.
Lecce says the province will also be launching school-based inoculation clinics to spur greater vaccination of children and youth, and will be distributing more than nine million N95 masks to educators and child-care staff.
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