In Haute-Garonne, the mask at school is still compulsory because of the rate of circulation of the virus. But the Toulouse rectorate does not lose hope for improvement.
The more than 122,000 pupils of primary schools (nursery and elementary) in Haute-Garonne will still have to wait at level 2 in terms of managing the coronavirus pandemic.
In short, the health protocol, since the start of the school year on September 2, remains in force, including the measure of the wearing of the compulsory mask in class.
Level 1, which concerns since Monday, October 4, 47 departments in France where the mask is no longer compulsory in class, is still not activated in Haute-Garonne, at the large dam for students and parents. The reason ? The incidence rate (circulation of the virus) which must not exceed the “threshold of 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over a period of 5 days”, indicates the Ministry of National Education.
Which is not yet the case in Toulouse. The department was not selected by Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer who also launched a new health protocol in ten departments.
In schools in these departments, all students in a class where a case of Covid-19 has been detected will be tested, and only those who are positive will have been placed in isolation. Currently, when a case appears in a classroom, all students are sent home for seven days.
“We have to wait a bit …”
But the Toulouse rectorate does not lose hope of seeing Haute-Garonne return to level 1. ‘establishment. Whatever their function.
“We will have to wait a little longer,” admits the deputy to the academic direction of the national education services (Dasen) Louis Alberici. We are seeing the green light from the Regional Health Agency (ARS). We have to be less than 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, for the moment we cannot compromise. We will wait for a possible turnaround in the situation throughout the coming week. And hope that next Monday we are in compliance with the other 47 departments where the mask is no longer compulsory in the classes. But even in the case of this turnaround, we must also hope for great responsiveness on the part of everyone. We have seen that in some departments, the threshold of 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants had been crossed again and we had to agree to a step backwards. “
According to the latest health bulletin from the rectorate, the Covid-19 has marked a decline in schools, with only 30 classes closed in the department. In addition, a group of parents from Haut-Garonne mobilized for the health and rights of children at Parents Unis 31 school are calling, this Monday, October 4, “to lift the wearing of masks for our children” given the “rate of ‘incidence in Haute-Garonne which has been below the threshold of 50 for more than 5 days “. The collective refers the reader to two sites: (https: //www.cascoronavirus.