Thu, 20 Jan 2022

MANILA - All teachers and non-teaching personnel participating in the pilot implementation of limited face-to-face classes in Quezon City are fully vaccinated.

Safety protocols must be strictly followed by Payatas B Annex Elementary School and Bagong Silangan Elementary School, two of 28 schools in the National Capital Region that joined the pilot implementation of physical classes on Monday, according to the city government.

Payatas B Annex has 36 teachers and 224 students from Kinder to Grade 3 while 388 students and 55 teaching and non-teaching personnel are allowed in Bagong Silangan.

"Ang bawat guro ay fully vaccinated na habang ang mga estudyante naman ay mula sa tirahan kung saan fully vaccinated na ang mga kasama (All teachers have been fully vaccinated while the students come from households where all family members are also fully vaccinated)," the city government's social media post read.

Before the start of classes, teachers and students underwent antigen testing to assure that they are virus-free.

Each class lasts a maximum of four hours, with staggered time arrival, breaks, and dismissal to avoid convergence and crowding.

Bagong Silangan Elementary School, Quezon City (Photo courtesy of QC-PIO)

Strict health check and monitoring will be implemented daily, safety officers will be on guard and will roam around, and classrooms will be disinfected after every use.

The QC Police District and village enforcers manage crowding near the schools.

Parents and guardians are prohibited from entering school premises. (PNA)

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