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in Fosses, the town hall closed schools for a week


REPORTAGEUnder pressure, the government is toughening the protocol in schools, while Covid-19 contaminations are on the rise among those under fifteen. If the executive still refuses to discuss a possible closure of schools, the Minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer announced Friday that a single case in a class would now lead to its closure, in the 19 departments concerned by the re-containment regional. In Fosses, in Val-d’Oise, the town hall has for its part decided to go further, by closing all schools in the town on Monday for a week.

In Fosses, there are many sick children or contact cases in the classes. But the problem is also linked to the adults who work in these schools. According to the town hall, more than a quarter of municipal officials are currently on standby due to the epidemic.

A complicated situation for parents

The situation should even worsen with the results of the latest ongoing tests. According to the mayor, Pierre Barros, it is therefore simply impossible to run schools properly. “We have absentees at the level of our own agents, but there are also many absences at the level of teachers who are in the same situation, who are either sick, or cases of contact, or in childcare”, explains he told Europe 1. “We no longer have adults in the establishments.” And to conclude: “It is not a political decision of the mayor. It is a decision of common sense in relation to a situation which, locally, is no longer tenable.”

But this decision does not always go very well on the side of the parents. “They don’t give a damn about our daily life”, moans Mourad, who will have to babysit his 8-year-old daughter next week. “Me, I work for myself, I get up in the morning and I have to bring my daughter back with me to drop her off at someone’s house. It’s a bit complicated.” And for these parents forced into improvisation, the situation will last at least until Tuesday, April 6.



Source site www.europe1.fr

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