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Two Ontario Teacher Unions Express Concern About Province's Decision to End Mandatory COVID-19 Isolation Period

Unions say the province's decision to end mandatory isolation periods for people who test positive for COVID-19 could lead to more cases in schools.

Two of the biggest teacher unions in Ontario say they're worried about the province's decision to end the mandatory COVID-19 isolation period. 

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation say they're concerned about allowing staff and students back into classrooms while they may still be contagious. 

The unions say the move could cause the virus to spread faster in schools. 

Yesterday, the province's Chief Medical Officer of Health announced that people who test positive for COVID-19 will no longer have to isolate for five days. 

Instead, Dr. Kieran Moore said people can return to work or school once their fever is gone and other symptoms have improved for at least 24 hours. 

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