It could take six weeks
Schools in the Northern Netherlands and the rest of The Netherlands will not open again until an important COVID-19 investigation by the RIVM has been completed, says Arie Slob (ChristenUnie), the Minister for Education. He referred to an investigation that started last week and it will probably take another six weeks, reports GIC.nl
Minister Slob wants to investigate a hundred families with school-aged children, one family member of whom is infected with the corona virus. Updates from the family about their symptoms are being recorded, and extra samples are taken. Ultimately, it must become clear how contagious children are.
The study started on Tuesday and it takes about six weeks for the results to be known. It is only after this that schools will open, says Slob. That would be at the earliest sometime in May.
On Tuesday it was announced that all central final examination have been canceled. It is still being examined whether opportunities for resits can be created for students who thought they could get higher grades at the final exam.