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Ako Bicol Rep. Garbin: Limited face-to-face classes is rational way to live with COVID-19

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Ako Bicol Rep. Alfredo Garbin said that face-to-face classes should happen only if the attending students, their teachers, and the transport drivers are fully-vaccinated and minimum health standards strictly complied with.

“Anything less would be unsafe for students, teachers, and their families,” he said.

The Ako Bicol solon said that this should also apply to the limited classes the CHED and DepEd are allowing.

“The DepEd and CHED guidelines on face-to-face classes are sound, well-thought out, and doable. CHED has proven it can be done safely. DepEd can also do it on a limited basis under strict conditions,” he said.

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved today the proposal to allow the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes in low-risk areas.

“DepEd should try it first with the senior high schools they have identified for limited face-to-face classes in the COVID low-risk, medium-risk, and high-risk with calibrations appropriate for risk levels,” he said,

“This is not experimentation. This is living with COVID while reopening our society safely. This is overcoming fear with scientific, rational solutions,” he added.