The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the Workers, found out yesterday evening from a report on Newsbook.com, that there had been one more positive case of Covid-19 in a local summer school. This time the case was at Kids on Campus, the summer school of the University of Malta.
The educator last worked on the 12th of August, and tested positive on the 15th. The children in the educator’s class were asked to get a swab test done. Parents were informed via email that the children concerned were not to be sent to school until they are in possession of a negative test result.
Here again we can see that the class educators and one student under their care together with their respective families were told to stay in quarantine until the health authorities deemed it safe for them to return to school and work.
And this is still a reality despite the minimal numbers being handled. How many educators can we afford to have on quarantine come September? How many children can we afford to force to stay home with the added stress of the possibility of their getting sick? How many families can we afford to quarantine, rather than self-isolate?
Should this concern also be yours, whether you are a member or a non-member, the UPE cordially invites you to take part in a survey it is currently conducting, by following the link found here, so that your voice will join ours on this issue.