The mayor of Yavne says teachers will only be able to return to class if they’re vaccinated.
In a statement, Zvi Gov-Ari says kindergartens and daycares will not be able to reopen at all unless their teachers are fully vaccinated or are tested for the virus daily. Other school teachers will be banned from giving classes in-person unless they’re vaccinated, he adds.
It’s unclear if Gov-Ari could enforce such an order, as Israel is not requiring teaching staff — or anyone — to be inoculated.
Yavne is currently considered a “red” or high-infection zone, with 435 active cases.
All schools around the country are currently closed under lockdown rules.