Chandler’s Pen Infant and Primary School in Clarendon has been temporarily closed due to a suspected outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease within the infant department where 4 were showing symptoms.
A statement released on Monday from the Ministry of Education and Youth stated that face-to-face classes are suspended for the rest of the week while the institution undergoes a “deep cleaning to properly sanitise the building” which begins on Tuesday, May 31.
The statement also added that “students from grades one to six in the primary division” came in direct contact with the infant department during a “Children’s Treat” on May 17.
It is advised that online classes will commence in replacement for face-to-face classes to ensure that students aren’t missing out on their lessons. Additional Arrangements are being put in place for the National Grade Three Diagnostic Examination, which starts on June 1, to be administered according to the initial plan.