Classes closed in the first case of Covid: will the new protocol empty schools of their students?


DECRYPTION – From Monday in the departments concerned by the “reinforced braking” measures of the Covid-19 epidemic, a stricter health protocol comes into force, raising fears of mass closures.

For a year, teachers, parents and students have been accustomed to this fact. Once again, the health protocol at school is changed. This time, from this Monday, March 29, in the 19 departments concerned by the new measures of “reinforced braking“, A class will close”at the first case of contamination detected” for “a duration of two to three weeks», Announced Friday Jean-Michel Blanquer. So far, an elementary school class closed when three positive cases among students were detected, and one case if it was the South African variant. A modification that goes “necessarily mean more class closures in the coming days», Admitted the Minister of Education.

A fear shared by Philippe Laurent, secretary general of the Association of Mayors of France (AMF). Asked about BFM, the councilor of Sceaux (Hauts-de-Seine) warns about “the development of the virus in schools“Which can lead to”a significant increase in the number of closed classes

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