Mason Road Junior Public School to reopen Tuesday following COVID-19 outbreak

Mason Road Junior Public School will reopen on Tuesday, a week after it was shut down over an outbreak of COVID-19.

The Toronto District School Board announced Sunday that the school is able to reopen as Toronto Public Health has finished its investigation.

More than 170 students and staff at the Scarborough elementary school were ordered to stay home and isolate last week while the school shut its doors after four positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by the school board, including one student and three staff.

TDSB spokesman Ryan Bird said Mason Road school was ordered to close so Toronto Public Health could investigate.

The outbreak was declared right after the city’s first outbreak of COVID-19 at Glen Park Public School more than a week ago.

Two other schools in Ontario, Monsignor Paul Baxter elementary school in Ottawa and Fellowes High School in Pembroke, closed after confirmed outbreaks.

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As Arizona nursing homes reopen to visitors, state guidelines cause confusion

Many nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Arizona reopened to visitors earlier this month after being closed to most outsiders for months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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But rolling out the welcome mat has been anything but smooth.

Senior advocates and operators of long-term facilities say guidelines issued by Arizona Department of Health Services are causing confusion, with some managers incorrectly interpreting the guidelines to limit visits to only 15 minutes.



a bedroom with a bed and desk in a room: Abuse or neglect in nursing homes can have serious consequences for seniors.


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Abuse or neglect in nursing homes can have serious consequences for seniors.

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Other requirements — such as proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours and quarantining before each visit — make scheduling indoor visits difficult or impossible for working families.

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AsLouisiana nursing homes reopen to visitors: ‘We very much hope this is the first of many visits’ | Coronavirus

Leslie Alley lives about 20 minutes from her mother, Glenda Thorne, an 84-year-old resident of Poydras Home. But in six months, the closest contact she was able to make was waving through a fence when her mom went on daily walks around the grounds of the Uptown New Orleans retirement home.

On Thursday, however, under the shade of a gazebo on the grounds, mother and daughter sat within a few arms’ lengths for the first time since March. Poydras Home reopened its doors to visitors this week for the first time since a statewide lockdown closed Louisiana nursing homes at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.



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Poydras Home assisted living resident Glenda Thorne sits with her daughter Leslie Alley for the first time in months after coronavirus restrictions were relaxed at Poydras Home in New Orleans, La. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. 




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Southbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike reopen after gas pipe explosion closes highway

GREENACRES – Southbound lanes on Florida’s Turnpike reopened near Lake Worth Road on Thursday evening after closing hours earlier when a gas pipe ruptured, authorities said.



A gas line running parallel to the Florida turnpike ruptured Thursday morning near the Lake Worth Road in Greenacres, Florida on September 24, 2020. The turnpike was shut down in both directions and residents were asked to shelter in place. (Greg Lovett / The Palm Beach Post)


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A gas line running parallel to the Florida turnpike ruptured Thursday morning near the Lake Worth Road in Greenacres, Florida on September 24, 2020. The turnpike was shut down in both directions and residents were asked to shelter in place. (Greg Lovett / The Palm Beach Post)

The incident also closed Lake Worth Road in both directions. The east-west road remained closed as of 5 p.m., clogging traffic on other roads in central Palm Beach County.

At 9:50 a.m., crews responded to a busted gas line running parallel to the turnpike by the Lake Worth Road exit, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Capt. Albert Borroto said.

Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Yanko Reyes said the ruptured

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