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Jan 4, 2022

Data Monitoring to Address COVID Spikes in Schools

Dian Maheia

So, going into this second semester, a game plan has been developed to address spikes in any community. Working closely with the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the Ministry of Education says the use of a geographic information system, will help it make informed decisions on high risk areas.


Dian Maheia, C.E.O., Ministry of Education

“We understand how distant learning can work and we also understand how to monitor, how to track. As a Ministry of Education, our partnership with the Ministry to Health and Wellness has us now at a place where we can monitor the geographical area of this country. We have a GIS hub on our website where we can go – anyone, you can go – you can check out the site and you can see where numbers are higher, where schools are open and we can use the data that comes to us to make guided decisions. So if we recognise that we have positive rates that’s higher in one particular area, we can say that schools in this area can go back to distance learning for two weeks – that’s just an example – but we can do things like that and we can move forward reasonably, intelligently and we can make smart choices.”

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