Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley said he is quite pleased by the safety measures that are being taken by the Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies (VISTS) which recently reopened for in-person classes.
“I have to say that I was impressed with the measures that they took for sanitation and social distancing. I think they were able to successfully restart school, and based on what I am hearing, it is going well,” Dr Wheatley said in an interview with BVI News this week.
The minister said the success of the VISTS will impact the reopening of other schools across the territory.
“We can expect that other schools will reopen and I will be making a speech shortly on that topic,” Dr Whealtey stated.
The government approved face-to-face learning for some students in the BVI on September 18, once they’ve been inspected by the Social Distance Monitoring Task Force and approved by the Ministry of Education.
At that time, Dr Natalio Wheatley had said schools will not be allowed to reopen if they don’t adhere to the measures outlined in the Public Health COVID-19 Control & Suppression Order.
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