Milan, students stuck in the quarantine waltz – Chronicle

Milan – “Between new ministerial circulars and 24-hour turnarounds, it is always the children who pay the price”. Some parents of the Brocchi primary school of the Riccardo Massa Comprehensive Institute in via Quarenghi 12, Gallaratese area speak, who found themselves having to manage “the ballet of quarantines”, as they define it, after a case emerged in a second class positive for the virus. “Our seven-year-old children ended up in limbo, because the rules changed twice in a matter of days. A problem also for the families, who had to reorganize the working day. Tomorrow …

Milan – “Between new ministerial circulars and turnarounds at a distance of 24 hours, it is always the children who pay the price“Some parents from the school speak primary Brocchi of the Riccardo Massa Comprehensive Institute in via Quarenghi 12, Gallaratese area, who found themselves having to manage “the ballet of quarantines”, as they define it, after a positive case for the virus emerged in a second class.

“Our seven-year-old children ended up in limbo, because the rules changed twice in a matter of days. A problem also for families, who have had to reorganize the working day. The quarantine will expire tomorrow (today for the reader). We hope not to have to face such a situation again, thrown into total confusion. “Mothers and fathers explain the fact:” On Sunday 28th we learned that a pupil had tested positive for Covid. The last contact with our children was on Thursday 25. As usual, our children took the swab, all of which were negative between Sunday and Monday. Ergo, on Tuesday they went back to school (except, of course, the pupil affected by the virus) “.

In fact, the rule provided no Dad but face-to-face lessons for the negatives, in the case of only one pupil infected. Everything seemed resolved, until the situation in those hours was overturned by a new joint circular from the Ministry of Health and Education, which provided for the hypothesis of distance learning even with a single case of coronavirus positivity. “So, from Wednesday, the dad was prepared for our children. So it was until Friday”, continue the parents, who also show the formal communication sent to the families by Ats: children “quarantined for at least ten days, starting from 25 November, with fiduciary home isolation as a close contact of a Covid-19 patient “. And it was necessary to organize to keep the (negative) children at home, in the light of the new provisions. These provisions, however, in the space of a few hours, have become “old”, superseded by yet another circular that has restored the previous rules. So, turn around: no more Dad in case of only one pupil infected in the classroom. “For the integrated education system 0-6 years – the law states – in any case, face-to-face teaching must be guaranteed for those who do not fall within the quarantine measures ordered by the health authority”. “It is a pity that our children were already in quarantine and that the Ats did not release them, after the new circular. Officially, until December 5 they are forced to stay at home”. A similar situation was also reported at the Saba middle school, in Bruzzano, “but after the roundabout, our children returned to class”, explain mothers and fathers.

The principals also intervene on the chaos and the “dancers” rules: “We find it disconcerting that a note signed by two ministries is suspended after less than 24 hours – says Antonello Giannelli, president of the PNA -. To the managers and staff of the schools, who have done much more than they should, we must no longer ask to replace the officials of the prevention departments “.

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