There has been a dramatic decrease in COVID cases in Fortaleza in the last two months, Thankfully. The pressure on hospitals and particularly intensive care units has been reduced. However, the Delta variant is arriving in Fortaleza and the situation is being monitored by authorities. The public schools have been authorized to begin classes in person with 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade at 30% capacity, 5th and 6th grade at 50% capacity and 7th-9th grade, at 100%.
Teachers are getting priority in the vaccination rollout, and CBC is planning on receiving students into the project on a regular basis from September to December which will be the end of this academic year. Our objectives will be to re-establish relationships with all our students and prepare them for a full return to the classroom learning in 2022.
Students have been out of school for over a year and a half. We are creating a special timetable for this period to help children adjust to their return both to public school and CBC. We are all looking forward to being face to face again. Please pray for our staff as we gather to pray and prepare for the months ahead.