Moving a step further towards reverting to offline classes, the state government has passed an order permitting schools to function with full capacity from October in districts with a Covid 19 positivity rate of less than 1%.
A government order was issued on September 24 laying down guidelines for continued surveillance, containment and caution in the wake of a decreasing number of Covid 19 cases across the state.
“Classes from 6 to 12 standard permitted to operate five days a week with full strength in districts having a positivity rate of less than 1%. Intensive sanitization must be done on Saturdays and Sundays for such schools. In districts that have greater than 1% positivity rate, the existing arrangement will continue,” the order reads.
So far, the Karnataka government has, in a phased manner commenced in-person classes for students from classes 6 to 12 (or PUC). However, students were allowed to be called to classes in small groups which meant that only some students would attend in-person classes on a given day if the class strength was high. Classes were permitted to be filled up to a 50% capacity only.
Similarly, the Karnataka government has also permitted multiplexes, cinema halls, theatres and auditoriums to be filled to a 100% capacity from October 1 while mandating that all Covid guidelines be followed while doing so. The relaxation has been made in districts with less than a 1% positivity rate.
Night curfew will continue to be imposed between 10 pm and 5 am across the state.
Also read: Karnataka school reopening guidelinesPosted in News, States