The health protocol says that if there is more than one contagion in a week, the institution must close its doors as a preventive measure, explained Juan José Rendón Gómez.
Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- Due to the fact that active cases of COVID-19 have risen, specifically in children or preschool, primary and secondary students, several schools in Mazatlán decided to continue the school year with virtual classes as a preventive action to reduce the number of infections, declared Juan José Rendón Gómez.
The head of the regional services of the SEPyC in the southern zone, specified that each educational establishment decides whether to return to remote classes, so it is difficult to know how many schools have closed again due to COVID.
However, the health protocol states that if there is more than one contagion in a week, the institution must close its doors as a preventive measure, such was the case of the schools “Justo Sierra”, “Jesús García”, “Salvador Allende”, among others.
“Well, the protocol tells us that if two students in the same week are infected, the school closes and in order not to miss classes, it is decided that they continue classes virtually, via zoom.”
How many schools have made that determination?
“Well, I don’t bring the precise data, but I think that today Technical High School 77 (ETI 77) begins virtually, it’s from the last report I had,” he reported.
Professor Rendón Gómez specified that if the teaching staff detects a child with the flu, cough or fever, they speak to their father or guardian so that they can take them for a medical check-up for the good of the entire institution.
“The school determines, is empowered and the protocols tell us that if the student has the flu, cough and fever, the parent is invited to comply with the protocols so that they are not sent to school and if they do, the school determines notify parents,” he explained.
In this vein, the head of the SEPYC in Mazatlan called on parents to continue to comply with health protocols to reduce the risk of infection in their children in the presence of the SARS-COV-2 virus.