After reporting one or more positive COVID-19 cases a dozen more Victorian schools were forced to close their doors.
This Monday, more than 700,000 ready for the Year 10 students resumed remote and versatile learning, while last week VCE, special needs, and disabled students all resumed studying in-class.
Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer of Victoria confirmed the schools affected are:
- Charles La Trobe College
- Roxburgh College
- Overport Primary School
- Drysdale Primary School
- Toorak Primary School
- Princes Hill Secondary College
- Pascoe Vale Girls Secondary College
- Grovedale West Primary School
- Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School
- Trinity College Colac
- Parkville College – Malmsbury Campus
- Leibler Yavneh College
Beginning on Wednesday at 11.59pm, all people living in Metropolitan Melbourne or the Mitchell Shire must wear a face mask or cover when they leave their homes or risk a $200 fine.
The government announced on Monday that students would be among the first to obtain free masks needed to be in the classroom from this week.
An order of 1,37 million reusable fabric masks was made, and one of the first to receive a shipment of them would be the Department of Education.
On Monday, Victoria reported 275 new COVID-19 incidents, taking the total State to 5942.
Among the new cases, 28 are concerned with outbreaks, or complex events, and 247 are being investigated.
Also one woman died overnight in her 80s, taking the total number of state deaths to 39.