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31 municipalities on the 'safe school' list in Latvia

Starting next week, 31 municipalities may open schools for pupils in grades 1-6 and 12, according to Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) May 5.

Last week, the figure was 29, so the number has increased slightly, but compared to two and three weeks ago, it is still low. 

From Monday, May 10, in municipalities where the two-week morbidity rate per 100,000 people does not exceed 200, on-site education can be organized for students from grades 1st to 6th and students of 12th grade. For students of grades from 7th to 11th on-site studying can take place on a rotating basis so that the classes in the educational institution do not overlap. In order to resume on-site studying, the educational institution must provide epidemiological requirements and weekly testing of staff.

The municipalities where onsite learning may take place next week are:

  1. Aizpute municipality
  2. Aknīste municipality
  3. Alsunga municipality
  4. Ape municipality
  5. Baldone municipality
  6. Baltinava municipality
  7. Beverīna municipality
  8. Cesvaine municipality
  9. Dagda municipality
  10. Dundaga municipality
  11. Ilūkste municipality
  12. Jaunpiebalga municipality
  13. Jēkabpils city
  14. Kandava municipality
  15. Kocēni municipality
  16. Krustpils municipality
  17. Mazsalaca municipality
  18. Naukšēni municipality
  19. Nereta municipality
  20. Nīca municipality
  21. Pārgauja municipality
  22. Priekule municipality
  23. Priekuļi municipality
  24. Roja municipality
  25. Rucava municipality
  26. Salacgrīva municipality
  27. Strenči municipality
  28. Vaiņode municipality
  29. Valka municipality
  30. Varakļāni municipality
  31. Viesīte municipality

Individual face-to-face consultations are available throughout Latvia for 12th grade students and those students that are subjected to risk of dropping out of school, and for those students of vocational study programs who have to pass state examinations in the first half of 2021. On-site consultations take place only at the individual invitation of the teacher in accordance with the epidemiological safety procedure. The consultation time should not exceed 40 minutes.

In municipalities where the 14-day cumulative morbidity rate of Covid-19 per 100,000 people exceeds 200, on-site studying for 12th graders can be organized no more than two days a week in the subjects where centralized examinations are taken. In these municipalities up to 5 on-site classes held outdoors per week can be organized for students of other grades and up to a maximum of 10 people per group.

From 7 April, it is also  possible to organize on-site classes outdoors for groups for up to 10 people in vocational education, interest education and artistic collectives.

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