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243 classes closed in the academies of Besançon and Dijon, a sharp increase

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The rectorates unveil the weekly update of class closings. Thursday May 6 at 1 p.m., the number of closed classes and establishments is on the rise. 6 times more closed classes.

This increase is explained in particular by the resumption of face-to-face classes for middle and high schools, which returned to class on May 3.

In the Dijon academy

On May 6, there were three schools closed, including the preschool of La Chaumière in Nevers, closed on May 4 by prefectural decree after the detection of 4 positive pupils in three days.

  • 119 classes are closed, due to the presence of at least one positive case per class, this is the protocol that has applied since the start of spring break. They were only 24 in Burgundy the previous week.
  • 167 students have tested positive for covid-19 in the past week (58 last week).
  • 10 staff are positive. A figure which remains more or less stable.
  • In the Dijon academy, the national education system carried out a little more than 500 saliva tests with students or staff.


© Dijon Academy

In the Besançon academy, no school or establishment is closed

  • But 124 classes are closed on site and students benefit from distance education. 70 in the Doubs, 15 in the Jura, 21 in Haute-Saône, 18 in the Territoire de Belfort. In Franche-Comté after the Easter holidays, only 17 classes were closed on April 30.
  • 169 students are confirmed cases of Covid-19 over the past seven days (compared to 27 the previous week).
  • 12 staff are positive for covid, they were only 2 a week ago.
  • In Franche-Comté, unlike Burgundy, the number of saliva tests carried out is 11 times greater. Almost 7,000 tests have been carried out. “We have had a proactive policy, we are one of the academies which has deployed the most tests” specifies the rectorate. The health situation in Doubs affected by the British variant then Haute-Saône where the South African and Brazilian variants are present explains this screening policy.

The health protocol has been strengthened since the start of the April 26 school year. From now on, the closing of a class is systematic from the first positive case detected.



© Academy of Besançoj

Saliva tests and self-tests, towards a rise in power

The ministry plans at the national level, 600,000 saliva tests per week in schools and colleges.
In high schools, self-tests will be delivered between May 6 and 11. Two weekly self-test sessions will be offered to high school students, and subject to parental consent. 60 million self-tests will be deployed by the summer holidays in establishments specifies the ministry.

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