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School Contingency Plan Manual for the Implementation of Limited Face to Face Classes

 

The Manual has three main components, namely: (a) General Guidelines for Initial Response; (b) Response for Specific Scenarios; and (c) Strategies to Transition Back to Face to Face Learning Modality. It contains the minimum requirements and the critical actions ensure a timely school-based response to any COVID-19 situation and to ensure the capability of the school to safely resume face to face operations upon verification that the area where the school is located has been classified as minimal risk per DOH risk categorization


OFFICE MEMORANDUM OM-OSEC-2021-002


SCHOOL CONTINGENCY PLAN MANUAL FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF LIMITED FACE TO FACE CLASSES


1. The Department of Education (DepEd), in its commitment to ensure learning continuity and to protect the safety, health and well-being of learners, teachers, and DepEd personnel amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, issues the School Contingency Plan Manual for the Implementation of Limited Face to Face Classes to support schools in mitigating the impact of an emergency associated with COVID-19. In line with the proposed pilot implementation of limited face to face classes in minimal risk areas, the Manual aims to capacitate schools on the processes to manage situations in which a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case or a close contact with the aforementioned cases are detected within and/or outside school premises.

2. The Manual shall serve as a guide for schools in crafting and activating their contingency plan. Recognizing the critical role of various levels of governance and institutions, the Manual contains case scenarios that may affect school operations, and the required actions to be undertaken by each stakeholder for the safe closure and reopening of schools.

3. The Manual has three main components, namely: (a) General Guidelines for Initial Response; (b) Response for Specific Scenarios; and (c) Strategies to Transition Back to Face to Face Learning Modality. It contains the minimum requirements and the critical actions ensure a timely school-based response to any COVID-19 situation and to ensure the capability of the school to safely resume face to face operations upon verification that the area where the school is located has been classified as minimal risk per DOH risk categorization.

4. In view of the foregoing, the Manual is enclosed for guidance and reference.

5. All concerned regional offices and schools division offices are urgently enjoined to ensure immediate and widest dissemination of the Manual in participating schools.

6. For clarification and inquiries, please contact the Planning Service-Policy Research and Development Division (PS-PRDD) through email at ps.prd@deped.gov.ph.

For information and strict compliance of all concerned.

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