Toronto private school shuts in-person classes after 10 COVID-19 cases found

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TORONTO — An all-boys private school in Toronto has temporarily moved all classes online after several students tested positive for COVID-19.

Upper Canada College says there have been 10 cases of the illness in students in grades 4, 8 and 12.

But it says there is no confirmation that the cases are a result of transmission within the school.

The school says holding remote learning until next week is a voluntary, precautionary measure to safeguard students, employees and the broader community

Students, families and staff have been encouraged to get tested for COVID-19.

The school says it continues to follow public health advice to protect students, staff and the community.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 16, 2021.

This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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