Testing, Vaccination, Covid Guideline Must For Reopening Schools In Karnataka

  • | Monday | 16th August, 2021

 New guidelines for the offline opening of schools in Karnataka. 

Over the decision of reopening of schools of class 9 to 12, it has come to notice that, schools will reopen only in those districts where the COVID-19 positivity rate is less than 2 percent. 

 Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai related this decision at a meeting with experts on Saturday.

The chief minister also added that before entering school premises, it will be compulsory for all parents and school staff to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. As per the previous statements by Karnataka CM, schools will conduct offline or physical classes from August 23.

 Schools will be reopened only in districts where the COVID-19 positive rate is 2 percent. If the positivity rate exceeds post-schools reopen, the schools will be immediately closed for a week. Test Positivity Rate (TPR) will be inspected constantly.

Students attending physical classes would be required to wear a mask, follow the social distancing guidelines, and carry the edibles from home along with the sanitisers.

For all the staff working in the school along with the parents who will be visiting the school, it is mandatory to be vaccinated and adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines. Non-vaccinated personnel will not be allowed to enter the school premises.

The state will follow a district-wide COVID-19 management system and the guidelines will keep on changing in respect to the ongoing situation in the district.

CM also announced to meet with health experts and ramp up the vaccination and testing procedure in the state.

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