Yukon officials confirm that most schools will remain open to students


During a Friday briefing with reporters, Dr. Catherine Elliott, the territory’s acting chief medical officer of health, reaffirmed that schools would remain open for the time being.

“The level of risk in schools is acceptable, and I’m confident in the decision of students return to classrooms this year,” she said.

“I’m monitoring the situation carefully, and I’ll continue to work very closely with the Department of Education in the best interest of students, staff and administration.”

That affirmation comes on Friday, after at least two schools moved to remote learning this week.

Most students at Porter Creek Secondary School went online after 18 teachers were absent, half of those for reasons related to COVID-19. Nicole Morgan,

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