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Teachers and Staff Members to be Tested

From Wednesday, the 2nd of September, teachers and other school employees of the regions 1st Cycle Schools will be tested for Covid-19, as part of a precautionary measure coordinated by the Regional Secretary for Education, in conjunction with the Institute of Health Administration, IP-RAM (IA Health.

As of the 4th, all teachers and other employees of the 2nd and 3rd Cycle Schools and Secondary Schools will undergo testing. In an announcement, the Secretary for Education, Jorge Carvalho said “teachers and other employees who have travelled outside the region and already have a negative PCR test, will have to undergo a second test, 5 to 7 days after their initial test; for this purpose, teachers or other employees who are in this situation, must inform their schools management team so that they can schedule a second test.  All tests will be performed at the Dr. Horácio Bento de Gouveia School.

Furthermore, students will receive two official ‘back to school’ reusable masks.

Samantha Gannon

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