N.L. officials aim to have kids back in school Jan

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Ns Kenyon Wallace and May Warren.L. officials aim to have kids back in school Jan. 24, with the help of rapid tests - Today News Post News Today || Canada News |

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. –

The Newfoundland and Labrador government is hoping to have students back in school on Jan. 24, and widespread access to rapid COVID-19 tests forms the centrepiece of its back-to-school planthat require close contact are only permitted for a single cohort of 100 people per day..

Education Minister Tom Osborne said Thursday his department is trying to balance the health risks posed by the highly transmissible Omicron variant with the mental health risks of keeping kids cooped up at home, away from their teachers and friends.

If schools reopen on Jan. 24, students, teachers and staff will have to take two rapid COVID-19 tests at home, approximately 72 hours apartInformal indoor gatherings, before they can return. If the tests are negative, they’re free to go to school975,373 people or 2.6 per cent o, Osborne said.

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