Peel Region Public Health is in damage control mode after fierce backlash erupted online over a policy regarding the self-isolation of asymptomatic students after a cohort was sent home. Children in several school districts that have recently returned to in-school learning have been separated into student cohorts, grouping both students and teachers together. When there is a viral exposure, the entire cohort is dismissed from school and everyone must self-isolate for a 14-day period whether they have symptoms or not. The lack of clarity on a flyer that was sent home to parents, which suggested children must be isolated […]

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