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Face-to-Face Classes “Healthier” for Students, Health Department Says

The Department of Health (DOH) is claiming that the face-to-face classes are way “Healthier” for the Filipino students.

The Health Department released a statement describing personal classes as way healthier compared to distance learning. The agency also reminded the parents, guardians, and students that face-to-face learning has more benefits.

DOH claimed that in-person classes will help students develop their cognitive and social skills. F2F classes also promote better physical and mental health based on the latest scientific evidence.

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“Face-to-face attendance in school will allow children to develop their cognitive and social skills experientially, F2F promotes physical and mental health and well-being.  This is based on the latest scientific evidence,” DOH said.

The institution said that teachers, students, and school personnel can prevent being infected by the coronavirus disease by being vaccinated and following the health safety protocols.

The agency also reminded the school personnel and students to wear face masks all the time within the school premises. Social distancing and regular washing of hands must be observed.

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“Let’s give our children the education and learning development they need and deserve this coming school year by providing the best education and protection,” DOH added.

The department also explained that face-to-face classes will be only imposed in schools located in areas under Alert Levels 1 and 2. A periodic risk assessment will be provided to ensure that schools comply with the COVID-19 guidelines.

The Department of Education reported that 56.89 percent of public schools nationwide have returned to face-to-face classes as of the first week of May 2022.

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