Bishops’ High closes doors after COVID case detected

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…to reopen after sanitisation 

The Bishops High School has announced a temporary halt of face-to-face classes after a positive COVID-19 case was found at the school.

In a notice, the school said that classes will resume when the necessary precautions are taken.

“Due to a positive COVID-19 test, all face-to-face classes at The Bishops High School have been suspended until further notice. Classes will resume when the school is completely sanitized and deemed safe,” the notice on the school’s website stated.

All classes are now expected to be held online. Classes at The Bishops’ High School resumed on April 12, 2021.

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From then, all classes for Grades 7 to 9 were online while classes for Grades 10 to 13 were conducted in a hybrid approach with a schedule for face-to-face sessions.

Just last week, the Ministry of Education (MoE) announced that public schools will remain physically closed into May due to the rise in COVID-19 cases.

“We have been advised at this point that given the numbers of both COVID infections as well as the rate of the vaccination process that we will stay closed except for the classrooms that have already been reopened and have already returned to schools. At the end of May, I’m going to let you know what we are going to do in June,” Education Minister, Priya Manickchand told the public.

Schools in Guyana have been physically closed since March, 2020 when the first case of COVID-19 was recorded.



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