Having reopened last Thursday, May 6, following a three week government imposed shut down, yesterday we made the decision that again we must close our school in response to the rapid spread of the Covid-19 virus in Phnom Penh. While many of our students were still being kept at home by their parents’ concern about the spreading Covid virus, we did still have about thirty students coming to class each day after reopening the school last week. However, in consideration of the risks to our students and staff from the virus’s continuing spread in the Phnom Penh area, we very reluctantly made the decision to close down again beginning today, May 12.
We plan to review the situation again at the end of next week with the hope that, by then, infection numbers will start to drop in response to the government’s very aggressive procedures to isolate the virus and speed vaccinations in the capital city. In the best case we will be able to reopen our school on Monday, May 24, but Monday, May 31 is probably a more realistic target. The photos in this post show the very last classes today before we must again shutter our school in response to the spread of the virus.