Thursday , January 27 2022

‘Delphi’ explains: When should a vaccinated teacher go home quarantine?


On Wednesday, September 29, during regular tests of Covid-19 in 890 classes, 15% of all cases of the disease were found positive for Covid-19, the representative of the Minister of Education and Science Anita Muižniece (JKP) Ilze confirmed to the portal “Delphi” Jug.


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When to go home quarantine, when a person has become a contact person for a Covid-19 patient, and when only in quarantine when the infection is discovered by himself, the portal “Delphi” explains.

In the event that a teacher with an interoperable Covid-19 certificate becomes the contact person for a Covid-19 patient, he or she does not have to go to a home quarantine. In this case, the teacher should take the Covid-19 test within a week and only follow the quarantine at home if the test is positive.

On the other hand, if a positive teacher of Covid-19 does not have an interoperable certificate, he or she must go home after quarantine and the learning process must be stopped on the spot.

According to Ilze Arāja, a representative of the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC), the procedure described below applies to everyone, not just those involved in the learning process.

It has already been reported that on Sunday 26 September, a total of 75% as 60,913 employees of educational institutions received the first vaccine of Covid-19 or completed a course of vaccination.

It has already been reported that according to the estimates of the Minister of Education and Science Anita Muižniece (JKP), by the end of October, it would be possible to achieve 80% vaccination coverage among teachers.

In an interview with Delphi, the minister said that, seeing the increase in Covid-19, she hoped to reach 80% vaccination coverage among teachers by the end of October. The interview with the ministers can be read here.

In total, 928,630 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in Latvia so far, but 857,620 people have completed the vaccination course, which corresponds to 45.56% of the Latvian population.

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