On Monday, Jan. 17th, the return to face-to-face classes was announced statewide. In a Merida school, only two students showed up.
(MERIDA, YUC. – SEP).- On Monday, January 17th, part of the Yucatecan students voluntarily returned to the school classrooms; however, each school experienced a different scenario in this regard, depending on the characteristics of their campus, however, most of them report low influx.
In one of the schools, where the interviewed teacher requested to keep her identity anonymous, classes will not begin until the following week, since they have noticed an uptick in coronavirus infections and preferred to continue with online classes.
To make this possible, the teaching staff had to absorb the cost of the internet, since they did not have the necessary input to give virtual classes and assured that in many schools half the staff is infected.
It was precisely for this reason that their educational center sent a statement to parents to inform them that classes will begin until the following Monday, January 24th; In addition, the teacher pointed out that they have detected that in some cases, parents send their children to school, even if they have cold symptoms, which is obviously against protocol.
Although in her school they have not detected infections among the staff, another teacher who also preferred to reserve her data for safety, stated that in her school there have been at least five people infected and, those who did not present symptoms, had to continue going to the school still without students for two weeks.