The Government confirmed that there will be full attendance from the beginning of the school year throughout the country

The Ministers of Health, Carla Vizzotti, and of Education, Jaime Perczyk

This afternoon, the Minister of Education, Jaime Perczyk, and his Health counterpart, Carla Vizzotti, held a meeting at the Palacio Sarmiento with different actors and specialists in health and education to analyze the protocols for the start of the school year . Although they have not yet resolved modifications, The ministers ratified that there will be “full and safe attendance” from March 2, when classes will begin throughout the country.

The meeting began with a review of vaccination figures for both teachers and students. Officials celebrated the high coverage numbers in the school population and they reaffirmed the need to advance in complete immunization schemes for minors to achieve a “careful presence”.

Minister Vizzotti warned that, given the differences that Ómicron shows with respect to other variants of Covid-19, it becomes imperative to make adjustments to the protocols so that there is some school continuity. as he knew Infobae, Care guidelines such as the mask and cross ventilation will be maintained, but the definitions of “institutional outbreak” will be adapted and the procedure in the event of an outbreak will be modified.

Even those modifications are not resolved. In the next few days they will be put on paper after different meetings of technical commissions. Then, on February 10, a joint meeting of the Federal Health and Education Councils will be held with the aim of approving the new protocols.

On March 2, classes will return in almost the entire country (NA)
On March 2, classes will return in almost the entire country (NA)

During today’s meeting, Perczyk stated: “We want to build a restorative start to the school year with safe classrooms to recompose so much suffering that our people have had and recover the centrality that school has in Argentine life. TO Through a very important political and management effort, we have achieved very high levels of immunization in girls and boys and in teachers”.

For her part, the head of Health assured: “We work very hard to generate joint and consensual actions and decisions, always with a federal perspective and based on evidence, and thus have new recommendations for the start of face-to-face classes.”

In addition to officials from the education and health portfolios, authorities from UNICEF, from UNESCO, from Argentine Society of Pediatrics, the five national teachers unions (CTERA, UDA, CEA, SADOP and AMET), representatives of the rectors of public universities (GIN) and private (CRUP), of the chambers that bring together private schools, among others.

On Thursday there will be another key meeting for the start of the school year. It will be the first national joint meeting of the year. Perczyk will receive the representatives of the five unions in the afternoon, who have already announced that they will ask for a salary increase that beats inflation and “suitable health and hygiene conditions for a safe return to schools.”

In most of the country, classes will begin on Monday, March 2. The City of Buenos will have an early start: the initial level and primary school will return to the classrooms from February 22. The Buenos Aires government has already slipped that in the next few days it will present the new protocol that will govern schools to guarantee school continuity and that attendance is not permanently interrupted.

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