DepEd to Release Health Standards for Next School Year against COVID-19

The Department of Health (DOH) is set to issue health standards against COVID-19 for the next school year.

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Currently, classes are still suspended in both the lower and higher education. Also, college students were only given tasks they could do at home and submit online.

With regards to the classes at the elementary and secondary levels for the next school year, the Department of Education (DepEd) had announced that instead of opening of class is June, it will be moved to August.

Recently, DepEd gave an update in regards to the school opening amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the Department will release health standards against coronavirus spread.

According to the some reports, the health standards will be released this week.

Education Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan said that protocols will include physical distancing and the wearing of face masks.

Moreover, according to the Education Undersecretary, there will be a testing protocol for the teachers that will be presented to the Department. There are also methods in teaching that may be implemented to limit physical contact amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of the health department, there is now a total of 14,035 recorded cases of coronavirus in the country. Out of the total, 868 patients died while 3,249 have recovered from the disease.

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