When will schools reopen? Here's the provincial breakdown

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When will schools reopen? Here's the provincial breakdown

The waiting game is finally over.

Millions of students, parents and faculty have been wondering when coronavirus restrictions would ease so that they could head back to class.

Officials from each province and territory have laid out a plan and the answer varies from coast to coast.

On May 15, the government in British Columbia announced that kids in all grades will start returning to class on a part-time, voluntary basis beginning June 1. The gradual reopening will apply to all students from kindergarten to Grade 12.

Under the new rules, half of elementary school classes in B.C. will be taught in-person, while the rest will be virtual. Elementary schools will be limited to 50 per cent in-class instruction, while middle and secondary schools will be limited to 20 per cent in-class instruction, or one day a week.

In Quebec, most elementary schools began reopening on May 11, except in Montreal, where they will remain closed for the rest of the school year.

On May 19, the Ontario government announced it was cancelling in-person classes for the rest of the school year. Premier Doug Ford said it would be too risky to open schools now, but added that learning would continue online.

When schools will reopen in Canada

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Schools in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and P.E.I., will also remain closed for the rest of the school year.

Reporter Rachel Schoutsen breaks down the details in the video above.

With files from CBC. Thumbnail courtesy of CBC

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