FIRST DAY HIGH. Grade 1 pupils sit on chairs with desks installed with plastic barriers while attending class at the La Huerta Elementary School in Parañaque City on Monday (Dec. 6, 2021). Starting January 3, face-to-face classes for pilot schools in the National Capital Region are suspended until alert status reverts to Level 2. (PNA photo by Avito Dalan)
MANILA – The Department of Education on Sunday confirmed that face-to-face (F2F) classes for pilot schools in the National Capital Region (NCR) are suspended until alert status reverts to Level 2.
In a statement Sunday night, the DepEd said its decision to suspend the classes is consistent with the recent memorandum of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases for the Alert Level 3 protocols, considering the notable increase of coronavirus cases in the NCR.
“Face-to-face classes in pilot schools in areas under Alert Levels 1 and 2 shall continue in the meantime that DepEd finalizes its report on the pilot face-to-face classes,” the DepEd said, noting that it held a meeting with NCR mayors regarding the suspension of in-person classes.
The alert level status in NCR was raised anew from Level 2 to Level 3 from January 3 to 15, following a rise in coronavirus cases.
On January 2, the Philippines registered 4,600 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the country’s total tally to 2,851,931. (PNA)