15 February 2020 – Closed most educational facilities and announced online classes

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Type of Intervention: Physical distancing
Sectors Involved: Education
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Korean government has kept schools closed since February 15th, with announcements in March indicating online classes would most likely begin in early April.

On March 31st, the Korean government announced that schools would open online classes with a staggered start, beginning with third (final) year high school and third (final) year middle school students from April 9th. The remainder of middle and high school students, along with fourth- to sixth-grade elementary students, began classes on April 16th.

Elementary students in the first to fourth grades began classes on April 20th. Kindergartens are to remain closed.
Full details here: http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_national/935570.html