23 Aug 2021
Schools in Haryana, Uttarakhand, Puducherry, Punjab, Lakshadweep, Nagaland and Chhattisgarh reopened in the first week of August. Andhra Pradesh also resumed classes on August 16.
In Karnataka, schools will reopen from August 23. Several states have allowed schools to reopen as cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases are dropping across the country. School authorities have been asked to maintain strict adherence to the protocol mandated by the government against Covid-19. This includes the mandatory wearing of face masks and social distancing.
Some states, including Rajasthan and Bihar, have also made it mandatory for all teachers and school staff to be vaccinated with at least one dose of the jab. Schools in Karnataka are slated to reopen from August 23.
The schools will reopen for Classes 9 to 12 only in some selected districts. Similarly, in Uttar Pradesh schools for classes 6 to 8 were to reopen but due to the demise of UP's former Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, UP will be observing a public holiday.