The state’s schools will operate with strict adherence to the Education Ministry and the Ministry of Home Affairs’ approved COVID-19 SOPs
The Haryana government has decided to reopen schools in the state owing to a decrease in the number of cases of COVID-19.
According to details, the state administration plans to reopen schools for grades 9 to 12 on July 16, and for grades 6 to 8 on July 23, 2021, while adhering to the rigorous COVID-19 SOPs.
“Haryana government has decided to open all the schools in the state for classes 9 to 12 from July 16 and for classes 6 to 8 from July 23,” a tweet from the Chief Minister’s Office read.
It is important to note here that for classes 1st to 5th, no decision about resuming their offline classes has been taken by the state administration.
Given the forecast of an impending third wave of the deadly pandemic of COVID-19 believed to affect children, it is understandable that the government wants to tread with caution by taking to phased manner of school re-opening.
According to reports, online classes will continue, and students who choose to continue will be permitted to do so. Schools, however, will only allow students to attend offline classes after receiving formal consent from their parents.
The state’s schools will operate with strict adherence to the Education Ministry and the Ministry of Home Affairs’ approved COVID-19 SOPs, which include wearing face masks, using sanitizers, and keeping social distance.
Earlier, the state government had plans to reopen the schools from June 1, but due to the worrying COVID-19 situation in the state, the closure of schools was extended to make sure that the students don’t fall prey to the virus.