Anxiety is building among the members and friends of the foreign community as we saw the highest jump in coronavirus cases in a single day on Wednesday, all except one brought in from overseas.
Reflecting the new risk confronting Taiwan after its initial success in keeping a lid on infections, the Taipei American School and Taipei European School announced plans tonight to cancel classes a few days ahead of the annual Spring Break.
“Taipei American School will be closed Wednesday, March 18 starting at the end of the school day. This will be followed by the school’s regularly scheduled Spring Break,” a message sent to the families read.
Students will resume classes on Monday, March 30.
Meanwhile, the management of the Taipei European School (TES) announced plans to adjust the school calendar to make ways for a new “Digital Learning” program next week which will be combined with the annual Spring Break to postpone classes until April 13.
台北歐洲學校David Gatley表示， 「這24天的緩衝期可降低新冠病毒在我們群體之中所帶來的潛在威脅。」
“This will allow a 24-day period to mitigate any potential COVID-19 risk within our community,” David Gatley, CEO of the TES said.
The school head also asked that all parents complete a “Travel and Health Declaration” in an “accurate and timely manner” in bid to take “collective responsibility for all our community.”