While online classes will be the way to for the next few months there are some classes that would prove difficult to be carried out online. Some of these include vocational studies like welding, cooking and technical drawing. These are the classes that will be the exception to the rule providing that the social distancing protocols are adhered to. Chief Education Officer Dr Carol Babb spoke on this issue in yesterday’s edition of Ask the Expert.
Dr. Carol Babb, Chief Education Officer: “In those technical and vocational schools because of the nature of the kind of work that they do there are usually only about fifteen students so I believe that those students will be able to physically distance themselves from each other and the teachers and the students would be wearing masks so I think they would be okay with that kind of environment.”
From a health perspective, Love News asked the Director of Health Services, Dr Marvin Manzanero, if he would give the nod for students to attend school physically on these subjects.
Dr.Marvin Manzanero, Director of Health Services: “Yeah I think it can be done and even if beyond the hybrid situation that we were discussing we still have to aim to prepare eventually we will have to go back to whatever we had as routine activities in education wherever. I mean you’re now seeing that people are getting reinfected with SARS COV 2 so you have to consider when you will open school amidst SARS COV 2 situations because this is not going anywhere it seems and everyday you learn something new and you can’t seem to find a horizon to when it’s going to end. I think it’s an opportunity especially if you have smaller groups it should be something that you should be able to contain following all the necessary precautions they are usually doing it open labs I think it should be a go.”