The Ministry of Education in Grenada has disclosed that the second term of the 2020-2021 school year will not be reopening on January 4th as previously announced.
The Education Ministry in a statement shared that, “This is deemed necessary, based on the prevailing circumstances related to COVID-19.”
“All decisions made to advance the engagement of our students will be done with due consideration for the health and safety of all concerned. Every effort will be made to provide an update in the timeliest manner, once plans for 2021 are finalized.”
This is due to the critical advice by the Ministry of Health to delay for the start of the school’s term comes against the backdrop of a unexpected spike in COVID-19 infections across the island since December 12th.
Formerly, Grenada had recorded 43 cases in total from the time the first case was confirmed in March but from December 12 to 26th the Ministry of Health confirmed 77 new cases on the island. With the inclusion of at least two minors who are known to be infected with COVID-19.
The center of the cases is a cluster originating with 26 persons at the Sandals Resort while others are imported cases that were confirmed during the entry quarantine period. As of December 29, Grenada has 124 COVID-19 cases and no deaths.