Education Minister Sorin Cimpeanu said Friday at noon that 149 settlements in Romania will conduct school class under a red COVID-19 scenario and 903 under a yellow scenario.
“There are 149 settlements now under the red scenario. There are 903 settlements under the yellow scenario, meaning kindergarteners and 1st to 4th graders will show up in person along with the preparatory grade and also students in final grades that will take the national exams soon,” Cimpeanu told a news conference.
He added that under a joint order that he signed together with the health minister regarding the re-opening of schools, an attempt was made to answer all possible questions regarding the schools that re-open, and under what scenario, considering at the same time the parent-teacher-school manager perspective.
Informed consent for COVID-19 testing form to be posted on health ministry, education ministry webpages
Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu (photo) said on Friday that it is necessary for parents to express their informed consent regarding the testing of children in schools, mentioning that a standard form to that end will be posted on the webpages of the health ministry and education ministry.
“It is also necessary for parents to express their informed consent over testing and there will be a standard form on the websites of the health ministry and education ministry for informed consent. That is important because only by testing can we keep everyone safe,” Voiculescu told a news conference.
He said there will be rapid antigen tests in schools, some of which have already been distributed and others will be distributed in the near future.