May 11, 2020
At the IATF Meeting held last May 8, 2020, they presented the highlights of the draft Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan (BE-LCP), and the DepEd’s decision on the date of the school opening for SY 2020-2021.
The IATF resolved:
“The Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan of the Department of Education (DepEd) as presented is hereby adopted the essential points which are as follows:
- Opening of classes for the basic education shall be on 24 August 2020 and ending on 30 April 2021;
- Opening of private schools will be allowed within the period provided by law. Provided that school learning continuity plan shall be submitted; no face-to-face classes will be allowed earlier than August 24, 2020; and from August 24, face-to-face learning shall only be allowed when the local risk severity grading permits, and subject to compliance with minimum health standards;
- Adoption of various learning delivery options such as but not limited to face-to-face, blended learnings, distance learnings, and homeschooling and other modes of delivery shall be implemented depending on the local COVID-19 Risk Severity Classification and compliance with minimum health standards; and
- Conduct of curricular and co-curricular activities involving gatherings such as science fairs, showcase of portfolios, trade fairs, school sports, campus journalism, festival of talents, job fairs, and other similar activities is cancelled, except those conducted online.
March 9, 2020
BREAKING: The Department of Health (DOH) reported ten (10) new confirmed cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), on top of the four (4) new cases announced yesterday, March 8, 2020. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 20. All test results from the new cases were released today, after samples were collected last March 6, 7, and 8.
The Epidemiology Bureau (EB) of DOH is currently conducting comprehensive contact tracing activities for the said cases. DOH is also currently in coordination with concerned Local Government Units and Centers for Health Development for localized response and implementation of infection prevention and control measures.
February 17, 2020
During the Laging Handa press briefing today, February 17, in Malacañang, Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones reiterated that the Department of Education is taking all the necessary precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools and offices.
Earlier, DepEd formed its own Task Force COVID-19 and postponed its national and regional events in February. The Secretary ensured that DepEd has been fully cooperating with the Department of Health to effectively manage and address the health situation.
The Secretary also mentioned that a joint issuance of concerned agencies will be released for further guidance of the public.
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Due to the ash fall and expected effects brought by the eruption of #TaalVolcano,
classes in Valenzuela City are suspended, ALL LEVELS, both public and private schools, tomorrow, January 13, 2020.
Stay indoors and wear dust masks when going out..