Ondo State government has come out to announce September 14 as the new date for resumption for Junior Secondary School JSS 3 students in the state.
He recently revealed that the date was fixed to ensure students in the category prepare well for their certification examination.
According to the State Interministerial Committee on COVID-19 and the Vice-Chancellor, University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, Professor Adesegun Fatusi, the COVID-19 prevention guidelines are in line with the need for the people to return to their normal lives.
He added that safeguarding the lives of all residents and their families remains a priority.
His words, “The state is actively monitoring preparations regarding the provision of adequate logistics for COVID-19 prevention for all primary schools, and the announcement regarding the date of resumption will be made at an appropriate date.”
“Junior Secondary School (JSS) JSS 3 students will resume according to the following schedule while the date for resumption of other classes shall be announced at an appropriate future date.”
“September 7-13: Preparation by schools to receive students with provisions that meet with the public health guidelines against COVID-19; Monitoring of schools’ preparations by relevant government agencies and teams. September 14-18: Revision for students in schools.”
“Churches and mosques can hold their activities any day of the week, but not between the hours of 10.00 pm and 4.00 am.”
“The duration for any indoor religious service must not be more than 2 hours on any occasion, Conventions or similar special programmes can hold for only three (3) consecutive days at a time, but not between the hours of 10.00 pm and 4.00 am on any day; the maximum duration for such programmes must not exceed three hours on any single occasion.”
“Vigils are totally prohibited until further notice; Special outdoor religious programmes that may involve the mass gathering of people such as crusades are still prohibited until further notice; Not more than 50 per cent of the capacity of the building of the Church, Mosque or any other religious body must be filled during any programme; Wear face masks properly (completely covering the nose and mouth) throughout the programme.”
“The current stay-at-home order regarding government workers/civil servants on salary grade level 1-12 is to be maintained until further notice. All government offices must clearly and boldly display the signs of “No Mask, No Entry; No Mask, No Services” at the entrance of their offices and at strategic points in the workplace.”
“Markets can open on any day of the week, but not between the hours of 10.00 pm and 4.00 am and must Observe physical distancing – a space of two metres or 6 feet (two arm’s length between all individuals at all times; Bars and Clubs are now allowed to open and operate daily but not between the hours of 10.00 pm and 4.00 am.”
“Permission to hold social events (Wedding, burial, etc) in Church/Mosque or Reception Halls/Event Centre must be sought in writing, at least one week, from the Special Adviser on Health/Ag Commissioner for Health and approval obtained before an event is organised and the number of people to participate in an event must not be more than 50 per cent of the capacity of the Church or Mosque.”