The Haryana government has decided to go ahead with the partial reopening of schools from 21st Sept 2020. As part of preparation process for the same, the Directorate of School Education, Haryana has issued orders to District Education Officers to facilitate reopening of schools for 9th Class and above students from next week.
Earlier in the month, Health ministry also issued strict guidelines and SOPs for reopening of schools nearly 6 months after they were closed in March 2020.
From 21st Sept onwards, teachers and non-teaching staff of the schools have been allowed to visit the school premises with upto 50% of strength. However, during the partial reopening of schools from 21st Sept, only doubt solving sessions will be held by teachers and no regular classes will be held for students.
Moreover, teachers will also have to undergo COVID-19 tests before the partial reopening of schools. In addition to this, teachers are advised to download the Aarogya Setu App on their mobile phones. This is, again, not mandatory and private schools may continue to remain closed, should they so desire.
As per the letter written to Directorate of School Education, Haryana to the DEOs across the state, school administrators and principals have been instructed to start making the necessary arrangements for reopening of schools.