Masks and class sizes are weak points as schools reopen, Sick Kids study suggests

"Sick Kids experts have once again noted the impossibility of facilitating proper physical distancing without reducing class sizes. The study also points to a number of operational issues that anyone working in schools could have predicted would be problematic."

From kids not wearing masks properly — and losing them — to classrooms that can safely handle only 12 to 15 students, the initial results of a Sick Kids study provides some warnings to schools about what to expect as they reopen.

As classes continue to restart across the province this week — students in the Toronto Catholic board began heading back Monday and the city’s public elementary students will on Tuesday — Sick Kids experts say their observational study likely reflects what teachers are seeing on the front lines as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

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Written by Kristin Rushowy
Toronto Star
September 14, 2020
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