14 March 2020 – Ministry of Education issues guidance on preventative measures for education facilities

Type of Intervention: Guidance
Sectors Involved: Education
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Education

Overview: Guidance on the occasion of the declaration of a health emergency caused by the coronavirus COVID-19 in the educational sector.

The guide includes the recommendations to prevent the disease, avoid contagion or reduce the spread in educational settings, Strategies to contribute to the virtual educational process and from home and Planning activities for the continuity of the educational service.
Full details here: https://www.mineducacion.gov.co/1759/articles-393910_recurso_1.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL group of non-academics (e.g. business or community leaders)
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government, International – other
Evidence/Justification: In accordance with the guidelines given by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education on March 9, 2020, for the prevention, management and control in the educational environment of acute respiratory disease by CORONAVIRUS COVID-19. In addition, the guidelines of the WHO, UNICEF and the International Red Cross were taken into account to prevent the spread of the virus in educational settings, related to maintaining health security in the facilities during the school day.