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Schools may open in 50 municipalities next week

Starting next week, 50 municipalities may open schools for pupils in grades 1-6 and 12, according to Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) April 7.

From Monday, April 12, 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. Aloja municipality
  3. Alsunga municipality
  4. Amata municipality
  5. Ape municipality
  6. Auce municipality
  7. Bauska municipality
  8. Beverīna municipality
  9. Brocēni municipality
  10. Burtnieki municipality
  11. Cēsis municipality
  12. Dagda municipality
  13. Dundaga municipality
  14. Durbe municipality
  15. Engure municipality
  16. Ērgļi municipality
  17. Ilūkste municipality
  18. Jaunjelgava municipality
  19. Jaunpiebalga municipality
  20. Jēkabpils city
  21. Jēkabpils municipality
  22. Kandava municipality
  23. Koknese municipality
  24. Līgatne municipality
  25. Mazsalaca municipality
  26. Mālpils municipality
  27. Mērsrags municipality
  28. Nereta municipality
  29. Pārgauja municipality
  30. Pāvilosta municipality
  31. Priekule municipality
  32. Priekuļi municipality
  33. Rauna municipality
  34. Roja municipality
  35. Rucava municipality
  36. Rugāji municipality
  37. Rundāle municipality
  38. Salacgrīva municipality
  39. Saldus municipality
  40. Sēja municipality
  41. Sigulda municipality
  42. Skrunda municipality
  43. Strenči municipality
  44. Tērvete municipality
  45. Valka municipality
  46. Valmiera city
  47. Vārkava municipality
  48. Ventspils city
  49. Ventspils municipality
  50. Viesīte municipality

Individual face-to-face consultations will also be 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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