Amid COVID-19 threat
ANTI-DENGUE CAMPAIGN. With the resumption of face-to-face classes next Monday(August 22), the city government of Tacloban through its health office is conducting fogging operations to all public schools in the city to ensure come- backing students and teachers will not get dengue fever.
TACLOBAN CITY – Leyte Governor Carlos Jericho Petilla suggested that a protocol must be crafted relative to the resumption of face-to-face classes which are to start next Monday, August 22. Petilla made this proposal during a recent meeting with education officials of the province. The governor said that they will sit down with officials of the Leyte schools division headed by superintendent Manuel Albaño to craft the protocol which they aim to release before the opening of classes. “We have to agree on the protocols,’” Petilla said.
Citing as protocol examples is the wearing of face masks, what to be done if a student tested positive of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and if they will allow children to eat in schools or will just go home to eat. “We’d like to make sure that we will not go to that extent wherein majority of our students will get sick,” Petilla added. Leyte has 1,358 public and private schools which are now ready for the implementation of the in-person classes.
In their on-going enrollment quick count, about 250, 973 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 had already enrolled in various public schools in the province. Albaño said that while all public schools in the province are now ready to implement the in-person classes, only 65 of the 85 private schools had signify their readiness for the face-to-face classes while 20 are still not offering such mode of classes. He also disclosed that at least three private schools in Abuyog and Albuera verbally informed them that they will temporarily stop their operations, but they have not yet received the formal letter from the school management.