The co-chair of the group Nova Scotia Parents for Public Education says the province needs to be quicker on its feet when it comes to shutting down schools in the event that COVID-19 is discovered.
Dr. Robert Strang said this week four out of the 370 public schools in Nova Scotia have closed to prevent further spread. Stacey Rudderham says those closures need to happen quicker.
"For the parents, we don't necessarily agree that's a low number," Rudderham says. "We don't want to see all the schools closed, we just want to simply see maybe quicker response to mitigating how many cases there are in schools."
Rudderham also says parents want testing brought back.
"And also bringing back more asymptomatic testing in the communities because we feel like we're not capturing these things before they end up in the schools."
Premier Tim Houston this week said the best way to keep COVID-19 out of schools is to get as many people vaccinated as possible.