03 April 2020 – Permitted local authorities to close schools and asked children of sick people not to attend

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

Overview: The French government allowed local authorities to decide to close schools if the number of local COVID-19 infections rose.

The government asked that all people who have been infected with COVID-19 not send their children to school to slow the spread of infection.

A national online education program has been put in place.
Full details here: https://www.gouvernement.fr/conseil-des-ministres/2020-03-04/le-covid-19