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Government again revises plan for allowing in-person schooling

A young Israeli receives a coronavirus vaccine shot at a Clalit vaccination center in Petah Tikva, July 19, 2021. (Flash90)
A young Israeli receives a coronavirus vaccine shot at a Clalit vaccination center in Petah Tikva, July 19, 2021. (Flash90)

The government has once again revised its plan to enable in-person learning in schools once they are scheduled to reopen on September 1.

Earlier this week, the Education and Health ministries agreed that in cities that are classified as “red” to their high COVID rates, students in grades 8-12 will only be allowed to attend class in person if at least 70% of the class is either vaccinated, recovered or tested positive for COVID antibodies.

Today, the government revised the plan to allow in-person learning as long as 70% of the entire grade is vaccinated, recovered or has antibodies. If not, classes in those cities will switch to learning via Zoom.

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