For example, at St. Stephen’s Elementary School in Prague 2, 11 out of 24 teachers are now ill. Otherwise, the school agrees that teachers still wear respirators, she said. According to her, due to the large absence of teachers, those who otherwise work part-time also had to participate fully in the teaching. “I have experience that the teachers (almost 19) are almost always really bad, they have fevers, while the students do not have such a course,” she said. At the beginning of the week, seven of the eight second-class classes remained in quarantine, four of them after the ski course.
Páčová described the situation after the ski training as the worst. Although all students, including those vaccinated, left him with a negative test, in the following days PCR began to show signs of illness and the course had to end prematurely. The principal then asked the parents to test the children again by PCR. According to her, the disease manifests itself gradually in the pupils, so that even after the end of the five-day quarantine, not everyone can return.
“Instead of 24 students, we have seven physically in the classroom, and for us this option is even worse than letting students do online,” she said. According to her, it is now extremely difficult to provide teaching. “For example, I have to teach five hours and in a week I have learned 15 in a hybrid way, for example, I have seven children in school and the rest of the class in online teaching,” she described.
There are now six out of 23 classes in the Quarantine at Svobody Square in Prague 6. But only five out of about 100 employees are missing. “It simply came to our notice then. It was worse, we had eight or nine quarantined classes at one time. That was sometime at the end of last week, “said director Michaela Rybářová. According to her, some classes are quarantined repeatedly, which irritates parents. She added that the classes go to quarantine after risky, not contact with the infected, after Monday’s antigen testing.
If a student starts to have symptoms of the disease in the middle of the week and has an antigen test at home, the school still uses the system test-to-stayFisherman said. The class is then tested every day and wears the masks until the patient’s PCR test is clear. The class quarantines when the infection is confirmed. According to Aneta Lednová, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Education, the test-to-stay system in schools ended when, as of January 17, regular testing of pupils with antigenic tests was limited to twice a week. According to Rybářová, however, no one from the ministry revoked this system.
There are now two classes in quarantine at the Olešská primary school in Prague 10. Even in this school, all teachers wear respirators everywhere so that they are not subject to quarantine in the event of an infection. Five schools are ill, leaving staff in isolation. “It complicates the situation, but it doesn’t cripple yet.” said director Petra Rohlíčková. According to her, the situation was worse. The school has about 50 teachers.
The situation is even better at Vratislavova Elementary School in Prague 2. There is currently no class or teacher in the quarantine, only individual pupils stay at home, said director Jiří Trunda. These are cases of children who had a positive test after Monday’s regular testing or who are with sick parents, she explained at home. According to him, the so-called hybrid teaching now works in some classes, where teachers have a computer camera turned on and at the same time teach those present and those who are online. The school has 16 classes and 30 teachers. Last week, the situation at the school was comparable to the present, in recent months it was sometimes worse, she concluded.
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Empty classes during distance learning at a primary school in Prague.