UNESCO, together with Blackboard, today launched the "Blackboard Academy Caribbean Sub-regional Pilot Project 2020," a workshop designed to provide professional development for teachers in the English and Dutch Caribbean to use blended learning and online strategies competently in distance and online education in the COVID-19 era and beyond.

The Ministry of Education, National Reconciliation and Information, having consulted with major stakeholders, has taken the decision to reopen schools one week later than was previously communicated. Students will resume face-to-face engagement on Monday, 7th September; while teachers will return to school on Monday, 31st August, to assist with finalizing arrangements for the new school year.

The purpose of this document is to provide actionable guidance to school officials for the prevention and early detection of COVID-19 in the school setting.