Chris Herhalt
Web Content Writer, CP24


Upper Canada College can be seen in an undated picture from the school’s website The Elite Private All-Boys School is only going online with students due to COVID-19 cases

All-male Upper Canada College in Toronto says it is putting all classes online for at least a week and is urging its student body to take COVID-19 tests after six cases have been reported in the past six days

The elite private school with more than 1100 students previously announced they were aware of six cases of COVID-19 in primary and secondary school students and are now taking steps to reduce the risk of further transmission

“As a precautionary measure to protect students, staff and the wider community, UCC has made a voluntary decision to switch to a distance learning plan by next week,” the school told CP24. “The school has also encouraged students, families and staff to take part in a voluntary testing program to take part, which is carried out by the hospital for sick children ”

The school says Toronto Public Health (TPH) has announced there is no evidence of intra-school transmission of the virus

“There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the school as a result of the transmission at UCC, nor has TPH recommended closing UCC due to an outbreak or any other reason”

Toronto Associate Medical Officer for Health Dr Vinita Dubey said that as of February 25, 12 people affiliated with Upper Canada College have tested positive for COVID-19

“The majority of people who tested positive had close contact with someone in a community or household,” she said in a statement

Dubey said the school will decide whether to resume in-person operations once it receives the results of voluntary school-wide tests

In more than 4There were 800 publicly funded schools in Ontario as of Monday morning, 840 with at least one active case, and 23 were closed

More than 10 percent of known active COVID-19 cases in the province consist of public school students

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