By Sonje Greenidge
Updated 4:14 PM AST, Wed May 18, 2022
(PLTM) - From today May 18th, 2022, students from the Claudia Creque Educational Centre in Anegada will be conducting classes online due to a COVID-19 outbreak.
A letter to parents and guardians which has been circulating outline stated that classes will be online for at least one week and the details of face-to-face resumption of school will be revealed at a later time.
The letter which was addressed by M Faulkner-Smith did not indicate how many positive cases were confirmed and if they included staff members as well as students.
To date, there has not been any other confirmed instances of outbreaks at any other schools throughout the Territory.
The news of this recent outbreak at the Claudia Creque Educational Centre comes days after a statement by the new Minister of Health and Social Development about assistance from the Government of the United Kingdom in the form of vaccines.
He announced that, “Additional doses of the pediatric formulation of the Pfizer vaccine arrive in the Virgin Islands. These doses are to ensure that children who have already received their initial doses of Pfizer vaccine can complete their vaccination course and be deemed fully vaccinated.”
Hon. Penn also reminded the public during his statement that vaccinations remain a wise personal choice for protection against COVID-19.
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