School Reopening

Uttarakhand: Schools to reopen for classes 10, 12 from Nov 2

Uttarakhand will be reopening schools in the state from November 2 for students of classes 10 and 12. Parental consent is mandatory for attendance. The state government has given permission only for the board going classes. Further, SOPs and guidelines that are required to be maintained at the schools have been released. 

Mizoram to shut reopened schools due to rise in number of Covid-19 casesMizoram to shut reopened schools due to rise in number of Covid-19 cases

The Mizoram government has decided to shut all schools that were reopened for students of classes 10 and 12 due to the rising number of locally transmitted coronavirus cases and also because some pupils have tested positive for the infection, Education Minister Lalchhandama Ralte said on Sunday, October 25, 2020.

Unlock 5: How schools are preparing to reopen across India

On September 30, 2020, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued new guidelines for reopening of schools, colleges and educational institutions after October 15.  The ministry stated, “For re-opening of schools and coaching institutions, state/ UT governments have been given the flexibility to take a decision after October 15, 2020, in a graded manner. 

Karnataka: Do not reopen schools pediatricians tell CM YediyurappaKarnataka: Do not reopen schools, IAP pediatricians tell CM Yediyurappa

In a recent letter to Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, the association said the time is not yet ripe for reopening of schools and colleges. The letter signed by Dr Shantharaj A, president, and Dr Natesh B H, secretary of IAP Karnataka read, “In the interest of the health of children and community at large, we urge you to take a decision based on scientific and epidemiological data… 

KVs, JNV’s planning to reopen schools from Nov 2KVs, JNV's planning to reopen schools from Nov 2

Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) are planning to reopen schools across India from November 2, as per sources. The process to assess the situation has started and reports are being collected. However, the schools would initially reopen for students of classes 9 to 12.

Parents who want to send children to schoolAndhra Pradesh: Schools to reopen on November 2

Schools in Andhra Pradesh are set to reopen on November 2, Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy announced on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. He told district Collectors during a video conference, “We wanted to open the schools on October 5, but in view of the prevailing situation, we have now decided to re-open them on November 2.”

CBSE pending examinationUttar Pradesh: Schools reopen after seven months

Uttar Pradesh schools opened on Monday, October 19, 2020, after a gap of seven months caused by the coronavirus pandemic. According to Additional Chief Secretary (Secondary Education) Aradhana Shukla said students of classes 9 to 12 attended the schools. The classes were run in two shifts due to the Covid-19 protocol in the state

Preparing children for school reopening

Although we have recently moved back to India from the US, I must admit I find the proactive approach of my daughter Naisha’s new school in the current Covid crisis more than admirable. My eight-year-old is delighted with the individual attention of her teachers, and has quickly adapted to the new normal. Kudos to the teachers and staff for doing a fantastic job!

School Bench SAssam: Educational institutes to reopen from Nov 2eriesAssam: Educational institutes to reopen from Nov 2

Educational institutions in Assam will reopen from November 2 following Covid-19 protocols, Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Educational institutions will reopen for students from Class 6 to the postgraduate level with certain restrictions in place, he said. Schools will, however, remain closed for students up to Class 5, he added.

Punjab: Govt decides to reopen schools for classes 9 to 12 from Oct 19

According to official sources, the Punjab government has said it would reopen schools for students of classes 9 to 12 in the areas outside containment zones in the state from October 19. Education minister Vijay Inder Singla informed that as the home department has issued guidelines for the reopening of schools in areas outside containment zones

guidelines on school reopening and remote learningIAP formulates guidelines for school reopening and remote learning

In light of the educational, psychosocial, and physical problems confronting 240 million school going children in India amid the ongoing Covid-19 induced school closure, the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) — the largest and most representative association of paediatricians in the country — has drafted scientifically backed and concrete guidelines for dealing with these pressing concerns and support children in their educational development during these testing times.

School reopening and MHA guidelinesSchool reopening status and MHA guidelines

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 issued new guidelines for reopening of schools, colleges and educational institutions after October 15.  The MHA stated, “For re-opening of schools and coaching institutions, State/ UT Governments have been given the flexibility to take a decision after 15th October 2020, in a graded manner. 

partial reopening of schools from September 21School reopening status across states from September 21 & FAQs

Acting on the centre’s guidelines, some of the states have partially reopened schools for classes IX to XII on a trial basis from September 21, 2020. As students return to school after a gap of almost seven months, staggered timings, regular sanitisation, and compulsory masks will be followed.


School Reopening Framework – Designed by Health-Care ExpertsPost lockdown safety

Docterz at School is a platform created by a group of pediatricians to involve schools in the health of their students. Reaching children of our 1.2 billion odd population can be achieved only with the involving schools in our healthcare strategy With this firm belief, Dr. Atish Laddad, chief mentor for this program envisions “Docterz” 

NEP 2020 60-point action planKarnataka: Govt seeks expert opinion on reopening of schools

The Karnataka government would seek a report from a panel of experts, including doctors regarding reopening of schools and colleges in the state, Health Minister B Sriramulu said on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. All educational institutions have remained shut since March last week due to Covid-19.

CBSE compartment examsHaryana considers reopening of schools for classes 6 to 9

The Haryana government is contemplating reopening schools for classes 6 to 9 to enable the students to take guidance from the teachers, in line with the Centre’s decision allowing graded resumption of schools from October 15. If everything goes as per plans, the students of these classes can consult their teachers from October 15 onwards

27 students test Covid positive while attending Vidyagama programmeTamil Nadu: No decision on reopening of schools yet, says education minister

School education minister KA Sengottaiyan told reporters on October 6, 2020, “This is not the time to reopen schools. Students’ lives are more important”. He was interacting with the media on the sidelines of a meeting with district chief educational officers (CEOs) in the state capital. He further said that a decision on the date of reopening will be made shortly.

Situation unsuitable for reopening schools, colleges, says Uday Samant

Maharashtra Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, said that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the situation in the state is not appropriate to allow physical classes in schools and colleges. Samant recently held a review meeting with officials of the Savitribai Phule Pune University.

Karnataka: Private schools request reopening; write to education minister

The Associated Managements of Primary and Secondary Schools wrote to the Karnataka state government on Monday, October 6, asking it to allow the reopening of schools for students in classes 9 to 12. The letter, addressed to Karnataka Education Minister S Suresh Kumar, also included suggestions on measures schools can take to ensure students and faculty safety.

School reopening guidelines: Education ministry issues SOPs

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 issued new guidelines for reopening of schools, colleges and educational institutions after October 15. The Ministry of Education headed by Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has issued a detailed guideline for the reopening of schools.


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