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Four education workers test positive for covid during first week of return to classes

Cancun, Q.R. — Four members of the state’s education sector have tested positive for Covid-19 during the same week face-to-face classes resumed. On August 30, both public and private schools around Mexico began the 2021-2022 school year.

In Quintana Roo, more than 400 schools reopened to students of all education levels, however, this week, four education personnel have tested positive for the disease. State Governor Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez confirmed that there have been four cases of Covid-19 this week in its education staff.

He clarified that none of the recognized cases are of students, but of staff who, he reported, have been removed from the schools. He explained that “we have detected four infected people, two teachers, a director and an administrative staff member who have been withdrawn from the schools, of which two were private and two public.”

“They have not had contact with other people. They did tests and reported them immediately,” he said stressing that part of the reopening of schools includes reports on the condition of its teachers, students and administrative staff . He did not specify where in the state the infected staff were located.

As schools are cleaned and approved, he said to date, 331 private schools have reopened to state students with another 145 public schools also offering face-to-face classes. Students who do attend classes, do so on a voluntary basis. The return of students to face-to-face classes is not mandatory.

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