Jurong Pioneer JC closes early after 2 canteen operators confirmed with Covid-19

The school was closed for cleaning and disinfection on Apr. 6.

Tanya Ong | April 06, 2020, 12:19 PM

Starting Apr. 8, all schools in Singapore will conduct home-based learning (HBL).

All preschool and student care centres will also be closed, but will provide limited services for children of parents who have to continue working and are unable to make alternative care arrangements.

Jurong Pioneer JC, however, has reportedly decided to start full HBL a day earlier on Apr. 7.

Two canteen operators tested positive for Covid-19

According to CNA, this was after two of their canteen operators were tested positive for Covid-19.

Both vendors work in the same stall in the school canteen. They were last in school on Apr. 2, and were well then.

The school has been closed on Apr. 6 for cleaning and disinfection.

CNA also reported that a message had been sent to parents on Sunday (Apr. 5) saying that the school has decided to bring forward the start of full home-based learning to Apr. 7 instead.

In addition, the message reportedly said that the "risk of infection through food consumption is low".

The school had also said that two staff members and other canteen vendors who had been in contact with the infected vendors have been placed on a leave of absence.

Mothership has reached out to Jurong Pioneer JC, and they have confirmed that parents and students have been notified of this matter.

Top photo via JPJC/Facebook