All students, teachers, wardens, staff and staff will be tested for COVID-19 RT-PCR, and only those with a negative coronavirus report will be allowed to attend or stay in a hostel or residential school.
Authorities in Ladakh’s Leh district on Sunday announced the reopening of all private and government schools for classes 9 to 12 from October 14.
During a special operation in the area, all schools up to class 12 were closed on September 18, after which dozens of students tested positive for COVID-19.
In an order issued this evening, Leh District Magistrate Srikanth Balasaheb Suse said that all public and private schools as well as residential schools and hostels would be allowed to open from October 14 to class 9 to 12. Strict observance of COVID-19 SOPs by their respective school principals in coordination with the Chief Education Officer by 13th October.
“Until then, all schools, including residential schools / hostels, will be closed. However, online education will be encouraged as much as possible,” the order said.
The order said residential schools and hostels would be allowed to reopen with 50 percent of the total capacity.
RT-PCR sampling will be mandatory for all students as well as teachers, wardens, staff and employees for Covid-19 and only those with a negative coronavirus report will be allowed to enter or stay in the hostel or residential school. Said the order.
Sus, who is also the chairman of DDMA, said the reopening of schools for the remaining classes would be issued separately later.