Latvian government to decide on school safety rules Tuesday

On Tuesday, August 17, the Ministry of Education and Science (IZM) will offer an algorithm which will outline the way in which all schools in Latvia will be able to resume on-site learning as of September 1.

This includes regular testing of non-vaccinated pupils, as well as wearing face masks, according to Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (New Unity) at a press briefing Monday, but the rules will be further clarified by the government on Tuesday.

“ The responsibility of each school would be to adapt to specific circumstances. It is expected that onsite learning would involve wearing masks but we will clarify in detail tomorrow,” the Prime Minister said.

He noted that every school has its own conditions, so the government doesn't plan to adopt a single algorithm to be followed by all state schools, but guidelines from IZM and Health Ministry epidemiologists would allow schools to make their own decisions about organizing the learning process.


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