Published Tuesday, April 14, 2020 2:56PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, April 14, 2020 3:21PM EDT
Ford tentatively set the date for schools to reopen on May 4 but at a news conference on Tuesday afternoon, the premier confirmed that schools will remain closed.
"School will not be going back on May 4th and the minister will be talking further on this in the next couple of days," he told reporters Tuesday. "That does not mean the year is cancelled.”
The news comes after Ontario legislators voted in favour of extending the province's emergency declaration for another 28 days. The extension means emergency orders will remain in effect until May 12.