As early as September 13, In Austria schools of all types and levels have reopened their doors, ready to host students, school staff and teachers in safety. The Ministry of Health, in cooperation with the institutions that protect education and research, monitors the parameters of contagion for the individual administrative regions. For having found one or more students, teachers positive to Sars – CoV – 2, there are already at least one finished classes in quarantine in order to avoid the spread of the infection.
About 640,000 students returned to the classroom in the middle of the current month, following forced closures and reopening that compromised what was supposed to be healthy learning and study, reduced to distance learning. The Ministry, specifies that it has long distance teaching as long as possible, specifies the reference points under very strict registration.
Airway protection masks, maintenance of social distancing and preventive quarantine remain mandatory in classrooms and in school and university areas for those who have been in close contact with a positive or isolation for students, teachers and school staff what positive results for COVID – 19. In this regard, there are already a class that – only in the capital – have already growled
the bitter pill of DAD and fiduciary isolation.
Data, containment rules and organization of teaching
According to the daily bulletin published by the Ministry of Public Health, the Alpine country records a constant average of 2,000 – 2,500 positive for Sars – CoV – 2 infection.
The vaccination campaign is proceeding swiftly, with approximately 5,400,000 citizens subjected to the treatment, corresponding to 61% of the population. Despite these encouraging data, it is impossible not to notice that a state of only 8,500,000 inhabitants has the same data as the Bel Paese. This provoked a response from the executive in charge, intending to tighten the restrictions for those citizens who – for fear or subjected – have not yet been vaccinated.
For the time being, the regulations in progress will focus on regulating access to meeting places in large cities, such as squares, monuments, places of interest and breweries. For the moment there are no vaccination requirements for teachers and school and university staff, who can appeal to the free choice of the individual without risking suspensions or much more serious penalties.
The same goes for students: no vaccine or negative certification from Sars – CoV – 2 is required to attend the lessons and take the exams, at least for now.
The beginning of school between packets of sweets, quarantines and provisions
September 13, the historic return day for teachers and students, is a celebration all over the country. Cartocci full of sweets, floral decorations adorn the cities and mountain villages.
Hopes and expectations are pinned on the definitive return to class in favor of face-to-face teaching, the real one, immediately betrayed by the raising of the pandemic curve that forces the unfortunate students and teachers to isolate themselves at home and turn on the computer again to teach and follow lessons. . There are already more than 100 classes in isolation – often coinciding with individual schools – due to the presence of an established positive or due to close contacts.
The authorities run for cover, enacting rate provisions on health matters: over a certain number of positive cases / 100,000 inhabitants, public and private schools and universities will operate only remotely. Schultz and the respective executive are confident in the vaccination campaign and tracking.