The Planning Department has provided clearance for all government schools to resume classes Thursday.

Schools throughout Cayman has been closed on Tuesday and Wednesday following a 7.7 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday afternoon. Education officials had said the schools would have to undergo checks to ensure they were structurally sound before students could return.

The Department of Education Services confirmed on Wednesday night that after assessments of the schools were made by structural engineers, all public schools were cleared to reopen.

The Truman Bodden Sports Complex was also assessed by a contracted structural engineering service provider and will be open Thursday to host Sir John A Cumber Primary School’s annual sports day.

During the inspection of Savannah Primary by the Public Works Department team, an underground leak in the water pipe system was detected. “Efforts are currently underway to identify the location of the leak to allow the necessary repairs to be made at the soonest possible time,” a statement from the Ministry of Education said.


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