Teachers, parents express concern about Yukon's new COVID-19 monitoring strategy in schools

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Some parents and teachers in Yukon are concerned about the territorial government’s new method to handle COVID-19 cases in schools. It’s also sparked criticism from the Yukon NDP.

In an email sent to parents late on Wednesday from the Department of Education, the government said it will stop reporting COVID-19 cases in schools. It reads in part that the government “will decrease the amount of case and contact management work that is done for the schools and will no longer be issuing school exposure notifications.”

Instead, the government will monitor staff and student absences in schools. 

The email also noted that some schools are temporarily pivoting to remote learning due to staffing shortages.

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