Source: Hindustan Times
The Himachal Pradesh government with the latest order has extended further the reopening of schools in the state briefing that the educational institutions will continue to remain closed till August 28. Earlier, the schools were directed to stay shut till August 22 except the residential ones.
According to the fresh order issued by the revenue department of the state’s disaster management cell on Friday, only teaching and non-teaching staff will be allowed to attend the school.
Residential schools, however, will remain exempted from the order while adhering to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) protocols lay down by the state education department. The order stated that residential schools found flouting the norms will be punishable as per law.
In July, the state government had first permitted schools for classes 10 to 12 to function offline from August 2 onwards. At the time, both residential and partially residential schools were allowed to reopen. Students of classes 5 and 8 were, however, allowed to visit schools for doubt clearance only.