More Quebec schools closed as officials take cautious approach to coronavirus variants | CBC News
Quebec public health officials appear to be taking a cautious approach to school outbreaks given the risks posed by variant strains of the novel coronavirus, with total shutdowns implemented at a growing number of schools.
Two Montreal-area schools were shut down this weekend because of suspected variant cases and an elementary school in Quebec City was closed Friday. Schools in Montreal’s Saint-Laurent and Outremont boroughs were shut down earlier this month.
On Sunday, public health authorities closed Fontainebleau elementary school in Blainville, north of Montreal. In a letter sent to parents, the Laurentians regional public health authority said tests had shown the possible presence of variants in two positive cases in an outbreak at the school.
The letter says…