Schools must conduct weekly assessments, FG
The Federal Government has released more guidelines that will prevent the spread of COVID-19 as more states
fully reopen schools on Monday.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, on Thursday, stated that schools had been directed to conduct COVID-19
risk assessment every week.
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Schools must conduct weekly assessments, Mrs. Elsie Ilori, Head, Department of Surveillance and Epidemiology,
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control,
announced this on Thursday in Abuja at the joint PTF briefing on COVID-19.
According to her, the PTF has continued to educate the public on measures to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.
“We have also continued to review the situation in other countries that have re-opened schools.
We also receive guidance from WHO and other public health authorities.
“If schools carefully coordinate, plan and put the required safety measures in place before reopening,
there is a lesser risk of COVID-19 cases in school settings.
“We are working closely with the Federal Ministry of Education, PTF-COVID-19, States, and our partners to ensure that the required safety measures are in place to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on our schools.
“The PTF-COVID-19 and Federal Ministry of Education has mandated schools to conduct periodic (weekly)
risk assessments, while states and local governments are to conduct monthly and quarterly risk assessments respectively.