From next Monday, high school students will also come to school every other day in the red zone, Prime Minister François Legault confirmed on Monday.
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In regions where maximum warning has been declared, fourth and fifth high school students have already gone to school every other day since October 8.
“When we look at the number of new cases, experts say that there are more new cases among high school students. According to science, we note that slightly older children are more transmitted by the virus than younger children, says François Legault.
The Prime Minister has reiterated that he wants schools to be open at all costs. “The last thing I want to close is schools,” he said.
- Listen to public health expert Roxane Borgès Da Silva on a possible extension of health measures:
There is currently no doubt about introducing part-time participation in primary and secondary school students, but the situation can be reconsidered if necessary, said National Director of Public Health Horacio Arruda.
The situation of maximum alert has been declared in eleven regions of Quebec, the red zone covering all or part of their territory.
Sanitary measures in the red zone will last until November 23, but the situation can be re-evaluated in two weeks, the prime minister said.
Mr Legault has also closed the door to an extension of school holidays during the Christmas period to reduce the risk of the virus spreading.
“For the current year, there is still a lot to catch up on. There is no question of shortening the sessions, he said.
Students in difficulty 100% in class
According to our information, however, the participation of the full-time school will be approved for students in difficulty who need it from the third second, according to an assessment made from case to case.
- Hear from behavioral medicine psychology professor Dr.RE Kim Lavoie, on QUB radio:
Young people who take special courses, as well as those who are integrated into a “regular” class with an intervention plan, will be able to go to school every day to better meet their needs, he says. we.
No change has been announced regarding sports and leisure activities in the school network, paused between students who are not included in the same class bubble in the red zone.