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30,000 students slated to return to remote learning tomorrow

An Israeli pupil engages in remote learning at her home in Moshav Haniel, in central Israel, March 18, 2020. (Chen Leopold/Flash90)
An Israeli pupil engages in remote learning at her home in Moshav Haniel, in central Israel, March 18, 2020. (Chen Leopold/Flash90)

Approximately 30,000 students are slated to return to remote learning tomorrow as new regulations come into effect, due to concerns about the new Omicron COVID variant.

The new rules will affect 918 classrooms across the country in nine different towns as well as several regions in additional cities.

Under the new guidelines, students in high schools and middle schools in “red” or “orange” towns — classified as such due to high COVID rates or new cases — will return to remote learning if less than 70 percent of students are vaccinated against COVID.

Ma’aleh Adumim is the only fully “red” city, but Rishon Lezion, Givat Ze’ev, Elad and other towns are classified as orange, and the Baka, Talpiot and Arnona neighborhoods of Jerusalem are also classified as orange, as are three neighborhoods in Tel Aviv.

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