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Source: Swiss Kanton Nidwalden News in German14. August 2020The canton of Nidwalden has stepped up the examination of protection concepts in the work area. So far, a positive conclusion can be drawn. Meanwhile, the start of school is getting closer. Due to the corona situation, this has a special sign. Masks are not required in schools. The situation in the canton of Nidwalden with regard to the corona pandemic is still stable. In the past six weeks, the number of people who tested positive for the coronavirus has increased by 7 to a total of 131. Assuming that, due to the mostly nice weather, many people were more often outside or were traveling on summer vacation at home or abroad, Health and Social Director Michèle Blöchliger is satisfied with this value. Against the background that most of those affected were isolated cases that could be isolated quickly, Michèle Blöchliger says: “People are still aware that the best way to protect themselves from an infection is to contact it Maintain distance and hygiene measures and wear a mask where recommended or prescribed. Obviously, the isolation and quarantine requirements are well complied with, so that the virus has not spread significantly anywhere in our canton. ”The distance and hygiene rules apply not only in leisure time, but also in the professional world. For some time now, the canton has intensified its control activities to ensure compliance with protection concepts in companies. The concepts examined range from restaurants to shops and production companies to leisure and entertainment businesses. «So far we can draw a very positive conclusion. There was no cause for complaint worth mentioning. Where necessary, discussions were sought with those responsible in order to improve the protection of employees and customers, ”says Michèle Blöchliger, praising the companies. The canton will continue to carry out its control activities in the future. It is the responsibility of those who return to travel and therefore there is a quarantine and reporting obligation after entering Nidwalden. Those affected can easily register with the cantonal authorities using the online form. There are currently around 60 return travelers in quarantine, and if there are school-age children or learners among them, they will miss the start of school on August 17th, unless the ten-day quarantine period has expired. «The health of everyone in the school environment has top priority. It is therefore important that the pupils adhere to the quarantine requirement and stay away from classes during this time, ”says Education Director Res Schmid. The absence is noted in the certificate as an excused absence, and the children concerned are given school material to take home. In the new school year, too, the hygiene and distance measures laid down in the protection concepts before the summer holidays apply. Children and parents who show symptoms of an illness stay at home and inform their family doctor. In addition, pupils from the age of 12 who travel to school by bus, train or cable car must adhere to the mask requirement on public transport. The Education Directorate has also instructed the schools to adapt the starting procedure for kindergarten children and first graders, who are often accompanied by their parents on the first day, to the current circumstances and to hold the program outdoors with the accompanying persons Middle or vocational school in Nidwalden is currently not available. The recommended minimum distance can mostly be maintained thanks to the sometimes small classes in the existing rooms, otherwise spit guards will be used or the lessons will be relocated to larger rooms. announced by the Federal Council on Wednesday, the canton of Nidwalden is waiting for the uniform approval requirements, which the federal government wants to work out together with the cantons by September 2nd. The conditions for major events with over 1000 people in Nidwalden are then derived from these. Only then will it be possible to examine applications for the implementation of corresponding events.

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