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Quebec gears up for back to school

Last Updated Aug 10, 2020 at 7:41 pm EDT

MONTREAL – The Quebec government has unveiled a revised plan for sending children back to school in September amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

It requires students in Grade 5 and up to wear masks in all common areas, except classrooms.

Education Minister Jean-Francois Roberge says the new strategy aims to make communication between teachers and students as easy as possible.

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Adding each classroom will be its own bubble, and students will not be required to stay two-metres away from their classmates.

While all elementary and high school students will be expected to return to school, children with significant health problems will be offered a remote learning option.

The Canadian Press