Schools open from 21st September: From Assam to TN, list of the States

The Schools with Ninth up to Twelfth Standards reopened in certain States in compliance with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Directorate General of Health Services on the 21st Date of September 2020. The Schools in the States other than those reopened in the States shall be opened following the State Administration Order.

By SC Sharma, Updated : Sep 21, 2020 13:44 IST
Schools open from 21st September: From Assam to TN, list of the States
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Certain State Government Schools, at long last, reopened on the 21st Date of September 2020 (due to Global CoViD-19 pandemic delay) in compliance with the Union Home Ministry issued Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) with the prescribed Guidelines for adherence by both School Staff and all 9th to 12th Standard.  The Schools resumed functioning subject to the Government of India notified novel CoViD-19 Guidelines issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) EMR Division in the States and Union Territories detailed in the next part.   

The Schools reopened in the Andhra Pradesh, Union Territory of Jammu, Union Territory of Kashmir, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka (Students disallowed), Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Punjab and Tamil Nadu, respectively.  The Schools shall remain closed until the 5th Date of October 2020 in the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCTD) as per Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi decision in view of CoViD-19 Positive Revisit (Recurrence).  The Schools shall remain closed until the 30th Date of September 2020 in Uttarakhand State. There is no Update available with reference to other States and Union Territories.  Update on the remaining States where the Schools are yet to be reopened.    

The State-wise School Administration shall strictly ensure compliance in the Schools (IXth up to XIIth Classes) involving School staff in the interest of health and safety of both Teaching, Non-Teaching Staff by having the students adhere to the Union Home Ministry issued CoViD-19 Standard Operating Procedure, which must be referred under different Links displayed in the subsequent part.  

Click here to carefully read Detailed CoViD-19 SOP Guidelines highlighting the Modality; viz., Generic Preventive Measures (GPMs), Hygiene and Sanitation, Risk Communication, Psycho Social well-being  https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/FinalSOPonpartialresumptionofactivitiesinschools8092020.pdf  

a) Before opening up of the Schools (Planning and Reopening of the School) Read here (https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Guidelinesondisinfectionofcommonpublicplacesincludingoffices.pdf)  

b) The Gymnasiums must follow MoHFW Guidelines available for view in the Link  https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Guidelinesonyogainstitutesandgymnasiums03082020.pdf). 

c) Planning and Scheduling of the Activities within the School premises – Check out Detailed Guidelines I got Online Modules Training Course on ‘Basic Awareness on CoViD’ (https://diksha.gov.in/igot/explore-course/course/do_313010389971255296164 ) shall have to be undertaken by all School Staff / Employees and the students during Online interactions or Guidance Sessions on the first day. 

d) Availability and Management of Supplies. The Personnel must carefully read in regard to the Provision for proper disposal of used personal protective items and general waste in accordance with CPCB guidelines (available at: https://cpcb.nic.in/uploads/Projects/Bio-Medical-Waste/BMWGUIDELINES-COVID_1.pdf) 

e) Before opening up of the Schools (Planning and Reopening of the School). Refer to the Details by clicking  on https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Guidelinesondisinfectionofcommonpublicplacesincludingoffices.pdf  

f) The Gymnasiums shall follow MoHFW guidelines (available in https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Guidelinesonyogainstitutesandgymnasiums03082020.pdf). 

Tentative State-wise School Reopening Status from September 21 and others to reopen Later:

Name of the State, UT  

Schools Reopened from 21st September   

Andhra Pradesh  

Open subject to 50:50  

Assam   

Open 

Haryana  

Yes  

Himachal Pradesh   

Resume  

Union Territory of Jammu / Kashmir   

Open 

Karnataka   

Yes. But the Students not allowed till further Release  

Madhya Pradesh   

Reopen  

Meghalaya   

Reopen  

Nagaland  

Reopen  

Punjab  

 

Tamil Nadu 

 

National Capital Territory Delhi (NCTD) 

Remain closed up to 5th October 2020   

Uttarakhand  

Remain closed up to the 30th Date of September 2020. 

Gujarat  

Yet to open  

Uttar Pradesh  

Yet to open  

Kerala  

Yet to open  

Goa   

Yet to Open   

Arunachal Pradesh  

Yet to open 

Bihar  

Yet to open 

 

Chhattisgarh  

Yet to open 

 

Jharkhand  

Yet to open 

 

Maharashtra  

Yet to open 

 

Manipur  

Yet to open 

 

Mizoram  

Yet to open 

 

Odisha  

Yet to open 

 

Rajasthan  

Yet to open 

 

Sikkim  

Yet to open 

 

Telangana  State

Yet to open 

 

Tripura  

Yet to open 

 

West Bengal  

Yet to open 

 

Further Update in reference to reopening of the State-wise Schools shall be available soon in concurrence with the State Government decision.