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.