Plan to reopen schools in low-infection areas likely excludes Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

If the government chooses to reopen some school grades next week exclusively in low-infection areas, per a reported Health Ministry plan, most of Israel’s major cities won’t make the cut, according to data from earlier today.

According to a Health Ministry color-coded ranking of cities of towns — which will likely change by next week — Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Netanya, Rishon Lezion, Petah Tikva, Beersheba, Beit Shemesh, Holon, Hadera, and others are currently flagged as “orange” or “red” high-infection zones.

Haifa, Herzliya, Raanana, and numerous Arab towns and cities that recently saw major outbreaks that have since been quelled would be eligible to reopen.


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