MEXICALI.- On the eve of the return to in-person classes in Mexicali, Baja California Governor, Marina del Pilar Ávila Olmeda, visited two schools that will accommodate students in their classrooms. Her visit is part of the procedure to verify and test strategies, conditions, and the protocols that will be carried out in school facilities.
Together with the Secretary of Education, Gerardo Arturo Solís Benavides, school staff, mothers, and members of the National Union of Education Workers (SNTE), the inspection took place in “Carmen Serdán” kindergarten and “Francisco I. Madero” secondary school, both located in Colonia Nueva Esperanza in Mexicali.
The governor claimed that the change to the green epidemiological traffic light makes the return to in-person classes much closer, which is why inspections will continue in all basic level schools in all municipalities.
Marina del Pilar also stated that in the next few days the dates of in-person classes will be given along with the total amount of students.
She highlighted the importance of the coordination between teachers and administrative staff in all schools, since they are the ones who will be in charge of the facilities and thousands of students. She invited mothers and fathers to get ready for the announcement.
For his part, Gerardo Arturo Solís Benavides explained that more than 90% of education facilities are in proper conditions to have in-person classes and the ones that aren’t will be assisted as soon as possible so that they are ready when the announcement is made.
During the tours, authorities were able to determine the new health protocols that will be used when entering the school and classrooms, as well as the usage of soap, antibacterial gel, electronic thermometers, and unit installations for handwashing.