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Report on school health education activities in the Japanese School of Kuala Lumpur
Reporting day: 2020/10 /12
Reporter: Mayu Aoyama
My name is Mayu Aoyama. I work in the Japanese School of Kuala Lumpur as a secondary “Yogo Teacher (school nurse)”.
In Malaysia, the MCO (Movement Control Order) was issued in March 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. All schools were closed during the MCO. In July, schools reopened strictly adhering to the Ministry of Health’s guidelines.
I would like to report on school health activities during the MCO, and, when the school reopened.
When the MCO was issued, there were four main initiatives:
(1) Opening of an online counseling room relating to health counseling activities.
(2) Health observation by Google Form.
(3) School morning assembly on YouTube, and health and physical education classes on ZOOM.
(4) Preparation of a new coronavirus infection control manual for the Japanese School of Kuala Lumpur. This is based on the SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) that the school is enforcing following the Ministry of Education of Malaysia’s guidelines.
When school resumed, we continued to try to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in the following ways:
- Checking of body temperature of everyone who enters the school.
- Compulsory use of hand sanitizer when entering the school. Sanitizers are also provided in all classrooms and strategic locations for use.
- Zoning of the school nurses’ office
- Creating informative videos.
In the future, I would like to continue to collaborate with faculty members and parents,