Merida, Yucatan, (January 17, 2022).- There is a lot of concern among education workers about the return to face-to-face classes amid the increase in Covid infections in Yucatan. However, it is the decision of the state authorities to return on Monday 17th, in a hybrid way; said the general secretary of Section 57 of the National Union of Education Workers (SNTE), Alejandro Chulim Cimé.
The leader specified that the parents will be the ones who make the final decision on whether to send their children to school because the teachers and support staff are already in their workplaces since the beginning of the school year.
Teacher Chulim Cimé reported that in Section 57, where state education workers are affiliated; there are several infected with Covid-19.
“First of all, we recommend that teachers continue to take care of themselves, they must learn to live with this pandemic, they must respect all health protocols and avoid contact with large groups,” Chulim Cimé said.
“We tell parents that if they see that there are many infections in their school, that they make the best decision to protect their children. On Monday we will be ready to receive the students who go”, he affirmed.
Given the announcement by the state authorities that the return to classes will be with the hybrid model —face-to-face and virtual—, among the Yucatecan teachers there is concern about the increase in coronavirus cases.
“The two weeks that the state educational authority gave so that students do not return to face-to-face classes have passed; anticipating what was to come due to the mobility of the holiday season. When the parents send their son or daughter to school, we ask the student to comply with all the protocols already established, ” he said.
“We will be aware of what happens these days, but the return to face-to-face classes remains on for this Monday.”