Maharashtra Government has issued a Government Resolution (GR) regarding reopening of offline schools for Classes 5th to 8th in rural areas and Classes 8th to 12th in urban areas from 17th of this month. According to the notification, the Municipal Commissioners have been authorized to take a decision to resume schools in Mumbai city, Mumbai suburbs and Thane city considering the COVID situation.
Maharashtra Govt issues GR regarding reopening of offline schools from August 17
The District Collectors have been authorized to take a decision regarding commencing offline schools in Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Ahmednagar, Beed, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Raigad and Palghar districts after reviewing the situation.
As per the order, it is mandatory for the teachers to be fully vaccinated. It said, the Administration should ensure complete vaccination of teachers. All precautions regarding COVID should be strictly followed; like a single student on one bench, six- feet distance between two benches and maximum 15-20 students in a class.
The notification also stated that if even one COVID-19 case is detected in the school, authorities should immediately shut down the school premises till further order.