The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has forever changed the lives of every single human being on Earth. Phrases such as “social distancing”, “self isolation”, “quarantine” and “flattening the curve” have entered the collective lexicon of billions of people. As a small island developing state, Saint Lucia quickly realised the devastating effect that COVID-19 would have on the health sector and economy. The Government of Saint Lucia quickly put together a course of action to mitigate the spread of the virus within the population. The closure of schools was among one of the first measures taken to prevent a widespread outbreak. The closure of schools presented us with the challenge of how instruction would be delivered to our students who were now stuck at home and not allowed to travel or gather in large groups.
With the reopening of school on September 7th 2020, the Stanley Jon Odlum Memorial Secondary School has implemented the following measures to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff: