September 07, 20 - 2:21 pm - LABS

Bogotá begins to reopen schools and universities

The mayor of Bogotá, Claudia López, announced the reopening of schools and universities, following an alternation scheme, that is, students will alternate days at home and days at school, with face-to-face classes, with the presence of only 25% to 35% of the total number of students. Parents will also have the right to decide whether to send their children to school or not. According to the mayor, 20% of parents said they want their children to go back to school.

Starting today, educational institutions will have to register safety protocols to request authorization to reopen, stressed the newspaper La República. In September, the gradual and progressive reopening of daycare centers, private schools, and the university will begin. In the meantime, public schools will discuss and define a safety standard for the proper resumption of its activities.

In October, if epidemiological conditions allow, some pilot projects for the reopening of public schools will begin. In the following month, everything will be reassessed and a daily, weekly and monthly monitoring system will be implemented.

Main facade of National College of St. Bartholomew, in Bogotá.
Main facade of National College of St. Bartholomew—the oldest Colombian school. Photo: designium/Shutterstock.