PR: All Government Schools to Close on Friday, November 6, 2020

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The following is a press release from the Ministry of Education:

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, November 2020. Minister for Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands Honourable Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, has advised that government schools will close tomorrow, Friday November 6 due to the inclement weather. Parents of students in private schools and preschools will be contacted by those institutions to be advised on plans for tomorrow.

Guided by the weather bulletins from the Cayman Islands National Weather Service, the latest of which has placed the Cayman Islands under a Flood Warning with a projected 5 to 10 inches of rain as a result of Tropical Depression Eta; the decision was taken to close schools out of an abundance of caution. Department of Education Services personnel will also work from home on Friday to allow necessary building repairs to take place.

Schools have been advised to take all necessary precautions to secure their facilities to mitigate any damage that may occur due to the heavy rains. School Leaders, teachers, parents and the general public will be advised of any further steps that may need to be taken if Tropical Depression Eta develops further.

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