TES to reopen on 23 August

17 August, 2021

ECCT staff writers &Courtesy of ICRT


The Taipei European School is set to reopen for the new semester on 23 August. Meanwhile local governments say schools are gearing up to open for the new semester on 1 September, if the government coronavirus alert remains at level 2 over the coming weeks.


According to Taipei Deputy Mayor Tsai Bing-kun, students in the capital will be required to wear face masks at all times and schools must have dividers on tables to separate students while they are eating an no outdoor sports activities will be allowed.


Tsai says if one student is diagnosed with the coronavirus, their class will be suspended, but if two or more students are infected, the school will be closed.


New Taipei City Education Department Commissioner Chang Ming-wen says although schools will remain open if the alert is raised to level 3, but only if there are no confirmed cases within its district.


However, schools will be closed for three days if there is one confirmed case and closed for 14 days if two or more coronavirus cases are reported.


Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan says schools from elementary through senior high level must complete disinfection procedures by 1 September.


And according to Cheng, if any students or teachers test positive for the coronavirus, that school's classes will be suspended for 14 days.

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