‘It’s scary’: record Covid absences cause concern in England’s schools | Coronavirus

Last week more than 100,000 children were absent from school in England with confirmed or suspected Covid infections, the highest number during the pandemic, according to the Department for Education.Five parents and teachers in England share their experiences since the start of the new school year, including how they, their families and their pupils have … Read more

Rural schools close as Alberta’s COVID 19 vaccine passport system launches

Rural schools close as Alberta’s COVID 19 vaccine passport system launches

Two schools in rural Alberta closed their classrooms Monday over the number of students not attending because of COVID-19 infections as Edmonton police introduced tough new vaccine requirements on the first day of the province’s new proof-of-vaccination program. The Big Valley and Donalda schools, both in central Alberta’s Clearview Public School Division, announced that … Read more

Victoria’s COVID-19 exposure sites include Mercy Hospital for Women, more schools and childcare

Victoria's COVID-19 exposure sites include Mercy Hospital for Women, more schools and childcare

A women’s hospital in Melbourne’s north has been deemed a tier 1 COVID-19 exposure site, sending all exposed patients into quarantine. The Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg confirmed a patient tested positive to COVID-19 after visiting a women’s outpatient clinic.”The hospital is taking an exceptionally cautious approach and in line with Department of Health advice … Read more

Singapore primary schools to shift online as COVID-19 cases rise

Singapore primary schools to shift online as COVID-19 cases rise

A man receives his vaccination at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination center in Singapore March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar SuSept 18 (Reuters) – Singapore’s primary schools will shift to home-based learning for 10 days ahead of a key national examination, the education ministry said on Saturday, as the country reported 935 new COVID-19 cases the previous … Read more

Sask. schools have seen dozens of COVID cases since classes started this fall

Sask. schools have seen dozens of COVID cases since classes started this fall

Halfway through the first month of school, as many as one in five people testing positive for COVID-19 in Saskatchewan are children aged zero to 11. The province’s four biggest school divisions — Regina Public Schools, Regina Catholic Schools, Saskatoon Public Schools, and Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools — have reported dozens of COVID cases combined … Read more

Covid teams can vaccinate pupils against parents’ wishes, schools told | Schools

Healthcare staff can decide whether children get a Covid vaccine against the wishes of their parents, according to government guidelines published on Wednesday that left some headteachers fearing protests at the school gates.The guidelines say vaccinations for children aged 12 to 15 will be administered by School Age Immunisation Service (SAIS) teams that already carry … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: cases reported at Plaster Rock, Campbellton schools

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: cases reported at Plaster Rock, Campbellton schools

Sugarloaf Senior High School in Campbellton, N.B., wrote to parents Sunday to alert them to a new case of COVID-19.  Monday classes will be cancelled for Grade 11 students in the school. Remote learning will be conducted for them instead. Grade 11 students and their parents were to be provided more information about the situation on … Read more

Charlottetown schools closed following outbreak of COVID-19

Charlottetown schools closed following outbreak of COVID-19

In-person classes at West Royalty Elementary School in Charlottetown will be cancelled for at least a week, and others in the family of schools belonging to Charlottetown Rural High School and Colonel Gray High School will be cancelled for at least three days following an outbreak of COVID-19. P.E.I. Premier Dennis King made the announcement at a … Read more

Covid shots made compulsory in Los Angeles schools

Covid shots made compulsory in Los Angeles schools

All public schools in Los Angeles have been directed to ensure that children aged 12 and above are fully vaccinated against coronavirus. AFPLOS ANGELES: Children aged 12 or over who attend public schools in Los Angeles will have to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by the start of next year, city education chiefs said Thursday, … Read more

Schools don’t need to see a big uptick in Covid-19 cases if they follow these measures, Fauci says

Schools don't need to see a big uptick in Covid-19 cases if they follow these measures, Fauci says

But Dr. Anthony Fauci said there shouldn’t be a big uptick “if we do it right.””We’ve gotta get the school system masked in addition to surrounding the children with vaccinated people,” said the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “That’s the solution.””Even though in my community, 98% of individuals have gotten … Read more