High schools and second grade elementary schools will CLOSE!

Illustrative image for the article Rožňava as the first district in Slovakia: Secondary schools and the second stage of primary school will CLOSE!

The anti-pandemic commission in Rožňava has taken a fundamental measure. They consider their decision to be professional, not political.

The anti-pandemic commission in Rožňava has taken a fundamental measure. They consider their decision to be professional, not political.

Illustrative image for the article Rožňava as the first district in Slovakia: Secondary schools and the second stage of primary school will CLOSE!

Due to the deteriorating epidemiological situation in the region, the Regional Anti-Epidemic Commission of the Rožňava District met on Friday, November 26. It unanimously agreed to limit the operation of some schools in the Rožňava district.

Unequivocal decision

From Monday, November 29, 2021, a limited full-time form of teaching at all secondary schools and at the second stage of primary schools will be limited by a decree published in the Government Gazette in the Rožňava district,“Informs the Regional Office of Public Health with its seat in Rožňava na social network.

According to the Rožňava hygienists, the first stage of primary schools will be continuously monitored and, if the situation so requires, they will also interrupt teaching in these facilities individually.

They justify their decision by the worsened epidemiological situation in the district. “More than a third of the positive people in the district are under the age of 18,“Further.

According to the commission, the disease does not directly pose a threat to children’s health, but meeting children in a group increases mobility and the transmission of the disease to households. Positive children then pass the disease on to their families.

Not political, but professional

According to their own words, they tried to approach the closure as sensitively as possible. “Despite the spread of the disease in the first stage of primary schools, we decided to keep them open,“They add hygienists, saying that these children do not know how to be alone at home, they have more difficult access to distance education.

According to the official statement, they also based the opinion of the expert council on the decision to limit full-time teaching, and this decision is not political, but purely professional.

A pandemic forces us to make difficult decisions, but sometimes we have to choose between what is easy and what is right,“They conclude.

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