Bihar schools gearing up for partial reopening from Sept 21
PATNA [Maha Media]: After facing closure for five months in wake of Covid-19 pandemic, city-based schools are gearing up to reopen from September 21 following the state home department’s order under Unlock 4.0. Principal secretary education Sanjay Kumar clarified that as per MHA guidelines, all schools, colleges and coaching institutes will remain closed till September 30.
Patna district magistrate Kumar Ravi has permitted schools outside containment zones for calling students of Class 9 to 12 who voluntarily wish to visit schools for seeking academic guidance with the written consent of their guardians from September 21.
The ministry of health and family welfare on Tuesday issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) including staggering of the classrooms, no sharing of objects, separate timing slots, physical distancing and sanitisation of premises for the phased reopening of schools.
Meanwhile, several city schools and their management were busy on Wednesday to chalk out the plan for partial reopening—for the first time after pandemic—and implementing precautionary measures.