My name is Avril, an English teacher in China and a Chinese teacher in America now.
Yes, I know it sounds like a tongue twister, and it is really a twist of life and career. No matter what it is, change itself always makes me feel thrilled and alive."
Panjin, a small city in Liaoning Province, is my beloved hometown which is a fertile region and famous for its oil, rice, crab, Red Beach and red crown cranes. I am fortunate and proud of growing up there. Welcome to Panjin!
The line to reopen schools in China is very high because the safety of kids is prior to anything. First, my city has ZERO case for 100 days before reopening schools. All schools get full aid from local government to have plenty of surgical masks, gloves, gowns, alcohol, disinfectants, infrared thermometers, liquid hand soap, sanitizers, etc. for staff and students.
Mask vending machine in the school building
Before reopening, every school had made a very detailed plan for it and had been preparing and drilling for one month. Local government and DOE (Department of Education) checked each school to guarantee every procedure is safe enough. Every student and school staff had been reporting their health condition and their contact every day for 30 days. A health declaration form must be filled and signed daily. Only the students who are proved to be healthy can return. If anyone including parents goes out of the city, he must report to school and have self-quarantine for 14 days. All the school staff has taken nucleic acid testing. None of them is positive or has anti-body.
The school staff is taking NAT.
Schoolbag disinfection at the gate.
At the gate, students are waiting in line for taking temperature.
In the building, students are taking temperature again by a machine before entering classrooms.
Classroom is daily disinfection.
Everyone is wearing a mask in the classroom.
Students are having dinner while keeping social distancing.
Temporarily installed sinks
Students keep social distancing in the hallway.
On the whole, the key points are testing, wearing masks, washing hands carefully, comprehensive disinfection, social distancing, natural ventilation, no gathering and contact tracing. Everyone is involved in this pandemic, so it is our responsibility to be diligent and vigilant to keep ourselves and others safe.