Ramelow: Had to respond to an increase in infections
Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow (left) defended the short-term rule change to open primary schools and daycare centers in the corona pandemic. At the beginning of the week, the government assumed falling values, and on three days the incidence was below 100. But now it is climbing again. The refore, the Minister of Health had to pull the emergency brake on Friday.
Health Minister Heike Werner (Linke) justified the action with the concern that the decline in infections had stagnated at a level that was far too high for a few days. Education Minister Helmut Holter (left) spoke of a “tough message” for the families, but there was no getting around it.
Messages from the individual districts in Thuringia
The schools and kindergartens in the Schmalkalden-Meiningen district are not allowed to open next week. Emergency care and exceptions for face-to-face teaching for final classes and special support needs will remain.
Definitely to stay until March 5th, the Meiningen-Walldorf Primary School and the Meiningen Kindergarten Regenbogen. The re is also no emergency care there. According to the district office, the reason is that in addition to the conventional corona virus, the British mutant was also detected there.
District Administrator Peggy Greiser said she would still stand up for a generous stopgap solution for the care on Monday. It cannot be that children are at the door because ministries are not able to communicate regulations in good time. Communication with the Free State was a catastrophe.
Schools and daycare centers in the Kyffhäuserkreis remain closed
In the Kyffhäuserkreis, the primary schools and kindergartens remain closed on Monday. Press spokesman Heinz Ulrich Thiele told MDR THÜRINGEN that the district had initially hoped to introduce alternating lessons, but on Saturday they discussed again in the district office. In view of the increasing number of infections, schools should remain closed at least until March 1.
Schools in the Unstrut-Hainich district remain closed
All schools and day-care centers in the Unstrut-Hainich district will also remain in emergency care mode for the time being. It was a reaction to the current decree of the Thuringian Ministry of Health, according to the district office. On Friday evening, the seven-day incidence in the district was 198, just below the 200 mark, from which school and daycare openings are currently excluded.
Primary schools in the Hildburghausen district are restricted in opening
In the Hildburghausen district, the primary schools and kindergartens open on Monday as planned in limited regular operation. District Administrator Thomas Müller informed about this on Friday evening. The decision was made so as not to further unsettle children and parents, but also teachers and educators, he said. On Monday, the crisis team will decide how to proceed. Müller criticized the country’s actions. The contradicting decisions made within a short period of time were incomprehensible, and the competent specialist offices in the district administration regretted the unacceptable dealings with families, he said.
Limited regular operation in the Gotha district
Primary schools and kindergartens in the Gotha district should open from Monday. As District Administrator Onno Eckert announced, the restricted regular operation applies as planned. The incidence has remained stable for a week, so the decision was made to take this step.
The situation will be closely monitored and if necessary react.
Directors choose the teaching model in the Saale-Holzland district
In the Saale-Holzland district, primary schools and kindergartens are to open on Monday in restricted regular operations. District spokeswoman Silke Bioly said that the incidence numbers are being monitored closely and that they will react if they rise. For Monday, the school principals could decide, depending on the situation, whether to offer alternating lessons or choose other forms such as fixed groups in order to minimize the risk of infection.
Limited regular operation in the Saale-Orla district
Primary schools and kindergartens in the Saale-Orla district should open on Monday. As the district office announced, the restricted regular operation then applies. According to the district administration, all facilities with the exception of the Wurzbach kindergarten, which remains in emergency mode due to quarantine, take advantage of this option. District Administrator Thomas Fügmann said that what the parents, but also the facilities currently need the least, are quick fixes overnight.
Openings in the Weimarer Land
The primary schools and kindergartens in Weimarer Land will also open on Monday. This was announced by a spokeswoman for the district office. Even if the corona incidence value of the district is currently over 160, it was initially decided to open it. The pandemic staff wants to give new advice on Monday morning.