Staff & Students Asked To Bring Water To School

September 22, 2019 | 2 Comments

With schools set to go back in on Monday following Hurricane Humberto, the Department is asking parents to provide their children with at least two 15 oz. bottles of water, which “should remain until confirmation is received that the water filtration system in each school has been checked.”

A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry and Department of Education are advising the public that all Bermuda Public Schools will re-open tomorrow, Monday, 23 September, 2019.”

The Commissioner of Education, Kalmar Richards said, “We hope that students, parents and staff are doing well after the passing of Hurricane Humberto. I want to thank all of the school staff, Department of Education staff, the Department of Parks, and staff from other government departments who have worked together diligently to ensure that schools are ready to receive staff and students tomorrow.”

“As schools prepare to open, both safety and health are a priority. As a safety precaution, the Department is asking for the cooperation of parents with providing their children with at least two [2] 15 oz. bottles of water. The Department is also asking staff to also bring enough drinking water on a daily basis. This should remain until confirmation is received that the water filtration system in each school has been checked.

“It is during these times, in the aftermath of a hurricane, that it is important to remind parents, students and staff about gastroenteritis and the importance of washing your hands properly.

“Gastroenteritis is easily spread by contact and therefore frequent hand washing is encouraged before and after washroom use; after coughing or sneezing; before and after cooking; after cleaning; and after playing with pets. When washing hands, use warm water and soap or an antibacterial hand sanitizer.

“Parents and staff are encouraged to continue to tune into the media for updates. Please note that the Emergency Measures Organisation [EMO] will meet again tomorrow morning at 10 am – at which time the Ministry and Department will assess Tropical Storm Jerry, and make all necessary decisions about what will happen on Tuesday, 24 September. The public can expect an update on all decisions tomorrow at a 12:30 pm press conference, and at 1:30 pm on the Emergency Broadcast Station, 100.1 FM.”

“Please encourage all persons who do not have access to online media sites – specifically seniors –to listen 100.1 FM at 1:30 pm tomorrow so that they can stay abreast of all storm updates.

The Government also repeated their urging again today for the public to follow all the various Government media saying, “Please also see other ways to stay informed below. Download the Bermuda Government Tree Frog app, available for free from the App Store and Google Play store.. Visit www.gov.bm. Visit the Government of Bermuda Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. The Ministry and Department look forward to welcoming staff and students to their respective schools tomorrow.”

You can view our live updates on Hurricane Humberto here, and all our coverage of Hurricane Humberto here.

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  1. puma says:

    No…your teachers provide water.
    You provide water.
    Parents are busy paying taxes .

  2. puma says:

    Never in my life heard such rubbish…use summadat sugar tax muney or summadat $12 on everybodies phone tax (840,000) per annum…

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