Debate continues on reopening schools

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Several Dominican Public School Teachers Association (ADP) members are keeping their position against the reopening of the nation’s public school system. Public school teachers are paid the same with schools open or not



So far, the Ministry of Education has opened schools in about 60 municipalities where the positivity rate for Covid-19 is less than 5%.



A former president of the ADP, Eduardo Hidalgo, told reporters that he felt that the reopening would be “imprudent” since it would expose teachers, parents and students to the virus. Hidalgo noted that there were thousands of teachers and administrators that have yet to be vaccinated. For weeks, the National Vaccination Plan has been vaccinating teachers nationwide. As of 10 May 2021, the vaccination plan enters Phase III calling for all documented persons of 18+ to be vaccinated at any of the thousands of...

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A former president of the ADP, Eduardo Hidalgo, told reporters that he felt that the reopening would be “imprudent” since it would expose teachers, parents and students to the virus. Like the teachers, students and parents aren't more exposed in the community. We have had 8 employees get covid. two caught it at a resort or at least during the time they were staying in a resort. Two caught it in a medical clinic when visiting for other medical reasons, and the other four caught it from family members. None caught it from another teacher or from a student. Not one of our students have caught the virus at school or during tutoring. Any teachers not vaccinated it is because they didn't want to. Doctors were going directly to the schools to vaccinate.
 
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