In-person classroom learning continues to be suspended

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Guam Department of Education (PNC file photo)

In-person classroom learning continues to be suspended, the governor’s office announced this afternoon.

Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero was originally supposed to issue an executive order today authorizing a return to face-to-face classroom instruction.

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But because of the spike in COVID-19 cases, which reached 325 as of latest count, Adelup has decided to continue the suspension of in-person classroom learning.

A statement from Adelup hinted that the total COVID count that will be released tonight will again have high figures, which is why the governor decided to postpone authorization for in-person instruction.

Leaders of the island’s public and private schools have already been informed of this latest development.

Just yesterday afternoon, the school leaders were informed that the governor plans to announce an executive order allowing the reopening of schools for face-to-face learning on Monday, Sept. 13.

According to Adelup, the decision to continue the suspension of in-person classroom learning was based on the recommendation of the Department of Public Health and Social Services and the Surgeon Cell.

“Based on the latest report of positive cases from last night and a high preliminary case count tracking for this evening, in-person learning will remain suspended on strong recommendation from the Surgeon Cell and DPHSS. Governor Leon Guerrero and Lt. Governor Tenorio met with school leadership this afternoon and more updates will be provided as they become available,” the Adelup statement read.

 

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