‘We are flying blind’: With hundreds of COVID-19 cases in Ontario schools, why numbers alone don’t tell the whole story
2021-10-12 from thestar.com
Just days into the school year, mother Marie Tattersall’s heart sank when she opened the email from Toronto’s King George Junior Public School saying it had its first COVID-19 case.
“And so it begins,” thought Tattersall. “I was kind of shocked it happened so fast.”
She had hoped the school would make it to Thanksgiving without a case, giving her 10-year-old daughter Sydney a chance to settle into classroom learning again and build back relationships.
Moments after that first email, the questions began surfacing for Tattersall: What class is being sent home? Does anyone in that class have siblings? What class is the sibling in? Who do they play with? How did COVID get in? How far did it spread?
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