Discussions Regarding Increasing School Attendance Days and School Bus Service
In Fukui Prefecture, on May 18th, regarding school closures affecting elementary and junior high schools, serving as a preventative measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), six municipal education boards (in Sakai City, Awara City, Echizen City, Obama City, Oi Town, and Takahama Town) determined to reopen schools on June 1st. With this, elementary and junior high schools across all 17 municipalities within the prefecture will reopen on June 1st.
For Sakai City, school attendance will only be in the morning of June 1st, and from the 2nd, school lunch service will commence. Increasing the number of school buses, as a means to prevent large groups gathering in small spaces, is under consideration.
For Awara City, school attendance will be increased to 2-3 days in a week, from May 25th. Echizen City is currently considering whether to increase school attendance days during the period until schools reopen. In Obama City, school attendance will increase to 3 days in a week, from May 25th.
In Oi Town, from this week, schools have set up 2 days in a week of attendance until reopening. In Takahama Town, up to this point, schools had students attend on a staggered scheduled once a week; from this week, the schools will be increasing attendance to 2 days in a week.