The Ministry of Health and Human Services (MHHS) announced Wednesday that to ensure a safe learning environment school mask requirement is in effect.
On Wednesday, MHHS shared COVID-19 guidelines for schools to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep schools safe and open for in-person instruction.
“Ensure mask-wearing at all times, and provide masks as much as possible,” the guideline stated.
At the same time, MHHS is encouraging parents to get their children vaccinated.
In the flyer, MHHS also provided guidelines if a student or school staff member tests positive for COVID-19.
The guideline stated that if someone at school tests positive for COVID-19, they will be asked to stay home for five days and their close contacts notified.
As of Feb. 24, the MMHS said there were 29 new COVID cases. Thursday cases fell compared to Feb. 23, COVid cases.
Public schools and one private school resumed face-to-face classroom instruction on Feb. 14.
Face-to-face classroom instruction resumes after 4 weeks of a school lockdown, to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and help to “flatten the curve”. Online learning has continued in place of face-to-face instruction for the past 4 weeks.
Citing high levels of vaccinated school-age kids, the ministry said that they believe it is safe for the students to return to school.