5th-12th grades will only learn in class in low infection areas — reports

The high-level coronavirus cabinet has decided that 5th-12th grades will only attend in-person classes in low infection areas, according to the Kan public broadcaster.

Only cities and towns designated as “green” and “yellow” under the government’s so-called traffic light plan will hold classes for these grades, it says, with the designation reevaluated every two weeks.

But first-fourth grades will remain open nationwide, regardless of local infection rates, it says.

Most grades have gradually been reopened in recent weeks, though older students only go to class several times a week while attending remote classes the rest of the time.

The plan is not immediately confirmed.

Children wearing face masks study in a classroom of the Kramim school in Jerusalem on their first day back to classes after a national lockdown, November 1, 2020. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)