DepEd To Issue Health Standards Against COVID-19 for Next School Year

DepEd Gives Update on Move Against COVID-19 Amid Pandemic

DEPED – The Department of Health is set to issue health standards against COVID-19 for the next school year.

The fight against coronavirus in the Philippines is not yet over. Every day, the Department of Health (DOH) is still recording new cases of COVID-19 in the country.

According to the health department, there is now a total of 14,035 cases of coronavirus recorded in the country. Out of the total, 868 patients died while 3,249 have recovered from the disease.

The corovirus pandemic has affected almost everything. In the Philippines, there is widespread community quarantine measures to curb the spread of the disease.


Currently, classes are still suspended in the lower and higher education. College students are only given tasks they could do at home and submit online.

With regards to the classes in the elementary and secondary level for the next school year, the Department of Education (DepEd) previously announced that instead of June, it will be moved to August.

Recently, DepEd gave an update with regards to the school opening amid the COVID-19 crisis. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the Department will release health standards against coronavirus spread.

Education Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan expressed that the said protocols will include physical distancing and the wearing of face masks. According to the report, the said standards will be released this week.

Also, there will be testing protocol for the teachers according to the Education Undersecretary. It will be presented to the Department. There are also methods in teaching that may be implemented to limit physical contact amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of this writing, there are still no further information regarding the matter. More updates may be posted soon.

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