Faced with a positive student at Covid, it will no longer be the whole class to go to quarantine but only the classmates. The idea comes from the Lazio Region which is developing a model similar to that already adopted by Germany and used by airlines. The new plan put on track by the councilor for health of the Zingaretti junta, Alessio D’Amato, has been designed to stem the explosion of distance learning which from North to South has already registered thousands of cases: there are at least 15,000 in a few days of school. The announcement “No more dad” of the Minister Bianchi clashed with the reality of the facts: in Piedmont there are already 74 classes at home; 57 in South Tyrol; 41 in the Florentine and Bari areas; 137 positive cases in the schools of the provinces of Milan and Lodi for a total of 90 isolated classes; 15 empty classrooms also in Genoa; in Emilia Romagna at the weekend there were 1,700 in dad while in Tuscany 3800 students are already taking lessons from home.
Ahead of this step, in a short time, we could find ourselves with the school back on its knees and the consequences already seen (see Invalsi results) increased by another year in fits and starts. A hypothesis that the Regions and the Government want to avoid in every way. The governors are in a hurry and do not intend to wait too long for the opinion of the Technical-Scientific Committee and the subsequent provision of the Government. The Undersecretary of Health Andrea Costa he showed a certain openness towards the idea of “bubbles”: “It is clear that we are in the context of the choices that politics must make on the basis of the scientific indications of the Technical Committee. However we must make a reflection because the goal we have achieved was to start the school year in presence but now the biggest goal is to continue in presence “.
The teachers and many principals who point out that unlike a plane flight, are perplexed by the Lazio proposal. children in the classroom and not only move. A logical reasoning advanced by teachers and professors who are well aware of the reality of what happens inside the walls of a school. Meanwhile, next to this idea also appears the possibility of decreasing the quarantine days (from 7 to 5) for vaccinated students deemed “close” contact with a comrade hit by Covid-19. Confirmation comes from the Undersecretary of Health Pierpaolo Sileri: “We are working on it. Further data must be acquired: everything will depend – the doctor explained to “Twonderful”, On Sky TG24 – from what the circulation of the virus will be in the coming weeks, but it is inevitable that this will happen. I would say that in two or three weeks we will be able to make a point about the school, around October 10th ”.
With the Green pass school decree approved Thursday by the Senate the rules on the use of staff masks also change in charge of school and didactic activities in educational services for infants, preschools and schools of all levels: where there are children and pupils exempted from the obligation to use respiratory protection devices, it is insured the supply of Ffp2 or Ffp3 type masks. On Monday, however, we start with sample salivary tests. In Emilia, for example, 6,600 students will be involved: we start in Reggio Emilia and Forlì; continue on Tuesday in Rimini then Cesena and Ravenna. A litmus test that will fine-tune the tracking.
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