September 29, 2022

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Schools cannot be opened by 38 municipalities due to high levels of COVID-19 infection

The Department of Health The weekly report on the social exchange of COVID-19 in Puerto Rico was released tonight, where it revealed 38 municipalities are highly spread out, so they cannot open schools In person.

That number more than doubles compared to last week, with only 14 municipalities having a red-scale outbreak. School regulation applies to both public and private schools.

Municipalities in schools Kindergarten should be in virtual only teaching mode from Class XII (12) Son:

Aguada, Aguadilla, Cabo Rojo, Camoui, Canavanas, Carolina, Cadago, Caye, Cioles, Como, Comorno, Corosal, Torado, Quanilla, Hutillo, Hormiguros, Joao, Juncos, Laros, Los Maro, , Cuobradillas, Rincon, Rio Grande, Sabana Grande, San Juan, San Lorenzo, Dova Alta, Dova Baja, Trujillo Alto, Uduvado and Vega Alta.

On the other hand, there is 12 municipalities with substantial transfersThat is, teachers, staff and staff working in those schools must be guaranteed a COVID test twice a week.

They are: Adjundas, Anasco, Barcelona, ​​Bayman, Cagauas, Guanapo, Gurabo, Humacao, Los Piatros, San Sebastian, Vega Baja and Yaco.

In There are 22 municipalities with moderate exchange, Testing of teaching staff and measures such as at least 10% of the student population receiving hybrid classes should be taken.

They are: Aguas Bhuvanas, Ibonito, Arecibo, Arroyo, Barranquidas, Citra, Florida, Guyama, Quinica, Isabella, Juana Diaz, Lajas, Manata, Monapo, Mayagis, Benuvelas, Bones, Salinas, Salina,

Finally, There are six municipalities in low exchange And they can stay with face-to-face classes. They are: Ziba, Culebra, Fazardo, Maricavo, Patillas and San German.

Chairman College of Physicians and Surgeons, Vector Ramos He warned in an interview Metro The school closure situation is expected to increase last Sunday due to an increase in infections. “Regardless of the recommendations of the monitoring system (which was to close schools until April 19), the same protocol for schools establishes that if one of the levels (indicators) is red (important), all schools must be closed.” Schools, so eventually it will happen anyway, “Ramos said.

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Currently, there are 115.54 active COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population on the island, indicating a positive growth of more than 10%.

We recommend this chapter of the Gonzalez Editors’ Podcast on the Reproduction of COVID-19 in Puerto Rico:

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