BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Metropolis Faculties’ Trainer Union mentioned its obtained notification of 24 new COVID-19 instances throughout 19 totally different colleges Thursday afternoon.
In a tweet Friday morning, the union acknowledged the info is “significantly alarming” as a result of town colleges are contemplating enjoyable security tips and that they’re planning to additional develop in-person studying to 6 extra grades.
This information is especially alarming on condition that:
–@BaltCitySchools is contemplating RELAXING security tips proper now
–@BaltCitySchools is planning on FURTHER EXPANDING, opening up one other 6 grades on high of the grades which have simply begun to develop in particular person programming
— Baltimore BTU (@BTUBaltimore) March 19, 2021
Earlier this week, extra Baltimore Metropolis Public College college students have been in a position to return to the classroom. It was on the identical day officers introduced 13 pooled COVID-19 exams performed throughout the district final week got here again optimistic.
The district tweeted it performed 253 pooled exams protecting practically 3,300 individuals. Final month, officers outlined their plans for weekly COVID-19 testing in colleges; as a part of these plans, they mentioned elementary and center faculty college students would swab themselves and outcomes could be pooled by classroom.
When a classroom pool has a optimistic take a look at, all of its college students and workers might want to quarantine, in response to the plan.