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Director's Dispatch: Covid Situation Continues to Improve

The COVID-19 situation in the ISD community and Senegal is improving.

While a number of students tested positive last week, only one cohort had to quarantine. Elementary attendance has improved greatly while we are still seeing about 14% of the secondary school students were absent today.

The number of positive cases among staff has significantly dropped, while, the number of staff members who are out sick continues to be higher than normal as staff members are staying home if anyone in the household has Covid-19 symptoms.

In Senegal, the seven-day average of positive cases as reported by the government has dropped to less than 50% of the peak, which occurred on January 11.

Given the declining number of cases in the country and our community, we will start the next round of ASA’s on February 8. Also, provided the current trends continue, we will look at rolling back some of the health and safety guidelines we reimposed in January.

As the situation has stabilized, I will continue to update the community on Mondays' via the Jag Journal. Additional communications will only be sent if they are warranted.

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