When the Covid-19 pandemic first hit us in March 2020, schools faced challenges due to uncertainty over how to ensure student safety and continuing education. Now, top international schools in Mumbai have resumed physical classes as per government guidelines.
Since March 2020, schools in Maharashtra, like the rest of India, have been closed due to the Covid-19 situation. While schools were about to reopen partially earlier this year, the plan was quickly scrapped due to a large increase of Covid cases in the state during the second wave of the outbreak.
Now, schools across the state of Maharashtra have finally reopened for classes 8 to 12. The resumption schedule was announced by Varsha Gaikwad, the School Education Minister of Maharashtra. According to the latest update, all schools in rural areas of Maharashtra have resumed physical classes from classes 5 to 12, while in urban areas they have opened for classes 8 to 12.
The State’s School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad has announced a number of rules and regulations along with the reopening of schools. It is understandable that parents are afraid of sending their children to school after the ferocious pandemic, however, the following guidelines issued by the government is set to bring some relief forward:
Following these Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), schools in Maharashtra, including CBSE schools in Pune, have been opened for secondary media. The government plans to resume primary as well as nursery classes soon.