By Labor Day on the first Monday of September, all schools, institutes and universities will usually have started the new school year. Of course, this year will be unprecedented for everyone as the outbreak of MERS-CoV infection continues to spread and fears of a second wave will hit the country and the world at the beginning of next fall.
Preparations and arrangements are in full swing in educational institutions in coordination with federal and local health authorities across the provinces to spare students and teachers any risk of infection and provide a 100% healthy environment.
There are general directives that all educational departments should follow, of course, and it is left to the school administration to coordinate its internal affairs in the light of public health preventive measures.
In Quebec, classes have begun today in some higher institutes, some of which have been decided by students to take turns in two categories, with the first category continuing this week and the other receiving online lessons through the zoom application and vice versa the following week. These departments have informed their pupils that they may have to cancel classes at school altogether in the event of an outbreak of Cofed-19 infection in the educational edifice. The educational role has often shown a full readiness for successful school performance in both cases.
Seveny-five percent of Quebec’s parents are willing to send their children to school if they open their doors, with only 59% of eligible supportive parents in the rest of Canada. More than half of Quebec’s children also expressed great eagerdesire to return to school.