Yio Chu Kang Primary School Students to Shift to Home-Based Learning from 14 May to 18 May 2021

Published Date: 13 May 2021 09:00 PM

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A student from Yio Chu Kang Primary School (YCKPS) was tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, 12 May. The Ministry of Health (MOH) has determined that this is not a school-based infection as the student was infected from a household member.

2. The student was last in school on Monday, 10 May, and was well. On Tuesday, 11 May, the student did not attend school as he was unwell and consulted a doctor. YCKPS has thoroughly cleaned and disinfected the school premises, and MOH has placed students and staff who had been in close contact with the student on Quarantine Order from Wednesday, 12 May to Monday, 24 May. All close contacts will also undergo their COVID-19 PCR swab tests, as required by MOH.

3. As it will take some time to complete and finalise the results of the testing and epidemiological investigations, YCKPS will conduct three days of Full Home-Based Learning from Friday, 14 May to Tuesday, 18 May. MOE is in contact with the school to provide the necessary support for teachers and students in conducting online learning. Teachers are also in contact with students and parents.

4. MOE will continue to monitor the situation closely, and work with the school and parents to ensure the well-being of staff and students. With the increase in the number of local cases over the past week, we urge all students and staff to continue practising good personal hygiene and adhering to Safe Management Measures. This includes wearing masks, washing hands frequently, wiping down equipment and tables, seeing a doctor if they are sick and returning to school only when fully recovered.

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