COVID-19 Risk assessment to assist in informing decision on reopening of schools

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Karl Samuda, says a risk assessment of trends in the new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases is being done by health officials to assist in determining whether the proposed phased reopening of schools for the 2020/21 academic year, beginning September 7, should proceed or be delayed.


“If the cases continue to spike and it is deemed unsafe for students and teachers to physically return to school, we will have to reassess [the situation] and put in place contingency plans to face that eventuality,” he said.