The Department of Health (DOH) said that some schools in Metro Manila might join the pilot implementation of the limited face-to-face classes if the whole region will enter the Alert Level 2 status.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that the DOH and the Department of Education (DepEd) have both agreed that for the safety of the teachers and the students face-to-face classes will be allowed only in areas with “low or minimal risk.”

“For example, if NCR will be able na bumaba na ang mga kaso, bumaba na rin ang hospitalization, at mapunta na rin sa Alert Level 2, makakasama na,” she said in a briefing.

The Department of Education (DepEd) announced on Wednesday that there are 59 public schools nationwide who will participate in the pilot implementation of the face-to-face classes starting November 15 until December 22. 

Both agencies will check the situation in the upcoming weeks.

“Atin pong titignan sa mga susunod na linggo kung ano pa ‘yung ibang areas na pwede maisama sa Alert Level 2, depending on the metrics that we have,” Vergaire said. Ronald Espartinez