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    Courtesy Translation: Emergency Brake and School Closures in Wiesbaden

    Translation: Wiesbaden press release

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    Story by Nadine Bower 

    U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden   

    Official press release from the state capital Wiesbaden, 26 April 2021
    Courtesy Translation: Nadine Bower, USAG Wiesbaden Public Affairs

    Federal emergency brake and school closures

    With the entry into force of the Infection Protection Act - "Emergency Brake" - on Friday, 23 April, the issue of school closures will also be regulated. Schools, vocational schools, universities, extracurricular adult education institutions and similar institutions must stop classroom teaching starting at an incidence of 165 or more. Exceptions may be made on the state level for graduating classes and supporting schools. Kitas and day care must switch to emergency care starting at an incidence of 165.

    Due to the regulations of the new Infection Protection Act, the Hessen Ministry of Social Affairs has stipulated that the so-called Federal Emergency Brake for cities with a 7-day incidence of more than 165 will come into force in Wiesbaden starting on Tuesday, midnight, meaning that schools will close until further notice, only distance lessons will be offered.

    The following rules apply to the graduation classes: face-to-face teaching continues; starting Monday, May 3, alternating classes will also be introduced there. For support schools (Förderschulen), alternating classes will be offered there starting tomorrow. The aim is to provide emergency care in schools starting Tuesday, Apr. 27, for children attending a pre-class or classes 1 and 2, for four hours, and for children in grades 3 to 6 for the duration of five hours. Details are determined by the individual schools.

    In order to be entitled to emergency care, a certificate signed by the employer must be presented. This certificate must be completed by single parents simply, for two parents by both employers.

    The schools have already been informed by the State School Board of the school closures as of Tuesday, and many schools have already passed the information on to the parents of the school children via their mailing lists.

    The rules apply accordingly to afternoon activities at schools (elementary school childcare, afternoon offers). For children with a care contract, emergency care will also be set up after the school offer; early care is no longer necessary for the duration of the closure. As there will be limited provision of childcare, there will be a refund of parental contributions. Details of this will be provided.




    Date Taken: 04.27.2021
    Date Posted: 04.27.2021 07:22
    Story ID: 394853
    Location: WIESBADEN, HE, DE 

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