Cancun, Q.R. — Thousands of students are expected to return to school Monday with the reopening of face-to-face classes. Schools across the state will reopen after a two-week delay. Students left their classrooms in December for the holiday season and were unable to return in January due to an increase in covid-19 infections.
For the past two weeks, the state had been in an orange epidemiological light before finally being upgraded to a yellow. The Secretary of Education, Ana Isabel Vázquez Jiménez confirmed the return to classes for students as of February 14.
She said they are working hard so that students can return in person in a staggered manner, especially with universities and high schools through controlled capacities. She explained that for now, groups of 12 to 15 students will be in class for four to six hours at a time.
Those students will rotate their in-class days with others so that some students go to school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday, with others go on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
She said that each school is given the freedom to choose the system that works best for them.