[UPDATED as of March 16, 2020]
As per Executive Order No. 60, series of 2020, Mayor Benjamin Magalong orders the extension of the suspension of classes in all levels in Baguio City until April 15, 2020, or until assessment by the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force, as a proactive response to the growing global concerns regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19).
Baguio City has also just been declared under the state of Community Quarantine effective today until April 15, 2020. Read more here.
The decision to suspend classes for all levels, in both public and private schools, came after a discussion with the Department of Education (DEPED) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED) officials. This, according to E.O. No. 60, is to ensure the safety of students and to allow schools to implement measures and disinfect their respective institution’s premises.
In line with this, school administrators and officials are then mandated to work on sanitizing and disinfecting classrooms and other facilities to avoid the spread and transmission of the disease.
Please be guided accordingly and stay tuned for updates on the guidelines and directives that may be released in the coming days based upon the assessment of the Covid-19 Inter-Agency Task Force, the National Government or the Department of Health.
Coverage of Executive Order No. 60, series of 2020
As per the Mayor’s Office, the executive order on the suspension of classes in all levels in Baguio from March 13 to April 15, 2020 INCLUDES ALL SCHOOLS IN THE CITY, even international schools, review centers and the Baguio English Schools Association (BESA).
And based on Mayor Magalong’s executive order, TESDA-CAR has also made an announcement that classes in all TESDA-accredited institutions are suspended as well.