| The device is underway in centers of competence or municipal ownership, such as nursery schools and the conservatory, while that the educational centers that depend on the regional administration are supporting their development | The Department of Education of the Molina de Segura City Council, before the start of the 2020/21 school year, has been actively working on the development of contingency plans for centers of competence or municipal ownership, such as nursery schools and the conservatory, while in the educational centers, the Ministry of Education is supporting its development. The content of these contingency plans, together with the municipal device launched by the Molinense Consistory, have been presented today, Thursday, September 10, by the Mayor of the town, Esther Clavero Mira, and the Councilor for Education, Fuensanta Martínez Jiménez. The work of all the staff of the Department of Education has aimed to minimize the possible risks and infections by COVID-19, prioritizing that educational spaces are environments as safe as possible.
The councils of Municipal Buildings, Public Roads and Public Safety, among others, are also involved in this task, with the collaboration of the Municipal Warehouse and the general supervision of the Department of Sports and Health. The Councilor for Education, Fuensanta Martínez, has commented that although it is not possible to "guarantee absolute security that prevents any contagion situation, the organization and compliance with the protocols designed by the responsible administrations will significantly minimize these risks" .
Martínez insisted that "to guarantee the safe operation and protection of health in the centers, the collaboration of the entire educational community is essential, with families playing a fundamental role in complying with the measures adopted." Among the measures contemplated in the contingency plans prepared and endorsed by the Municipal Technical Committee for the Monitoring of COVID-19, applicable in the 2020/21 school year, are the following: Reinforcement of cleaning and disinfection tasks in educational centers, with extended hours to carry out these tasks, with an emphasis on cleaning bathrooms, handles, doorknobs, stair railings and elevators.
These jobs will be done at least three times a day.
In addition, the cleaning of playgrounds in schools and nursery schools has been intensified.
In the latter centers, hygiene measures in bedrooms and dining rooms have also been reinforced. "Coexistence bubbles" have been established, as is the case in municipally owned nursery schools, where students are separated into groups according to age: babies, 1-year-old students and 2-year-old students.
Likewise, the personnel of these centers have been equipped with their corresponding EPIS. In the conservatory the ratio has been lowered in order to maintain the safety distance between school posts, creating a greater number of groups.
Partitioning screens have been installed and EPIS personnel have been provided. A great effort has been made to keep the existing staff, even though there could be a decrease in the number of enrollments, both in nursery schools and in the conservatory. In schools and nursery schools, entry and exit times have been established "in cascade" to avoid crowds, not allowing access by family members or external personnel, with exceptions, which will be managed individually and always following the hygienic and sanitary measures established in the normative. In the conservatory, while this health situation lasts, the group choir subject has been suspended, following recommendations from the Ministry of Education to minimize risks.
Spaces such as the library and individual study booths have also been provisionally closed in accordance with current regulations. Communication and information channels have been established with the families of the students in nursery schools and the conservatory through TELEGRAM, in order to maintain a fluid relationship.
The tutorials with the relatives will be done by telephone, except for exceptions, such as the interviews at the beginning of the course of nursery schools that will be individualized, face-to-face and keeping the relevant security and distance measures. The Councilor for Education has explained that if a student presents symptoms compatible with the coronavirus, they will be transferred to a prepared room or COVID space, which will be launched in each educational center.
This room, where they must stay until their parents or guardians arrive, will be adequately ventilated and will have a pedal bin with a bag.
The student will be provided with a mask.
The family should contact their health center where the case will be evaluated, in order, if necessary, to carry out a PCR. Fuensanta Martínez has insisted that "this year more than ever, families must prevent students from going to schools with any of the symptoms compatible with the disease, thus collaborating in the eradication of possible cases." General symptoms are fever, cough and shortness of breath, decreased smell and taste, chills, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, diarrhea, and vomiting.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Molina de Segura