Daily Update for Thursday February 18th at 20:00

Dear Residents,

We are pleased to report that Efrat is now a yellow city! This means that we are permitted to open maonot, ganim, schools, and tzaharonim in Efrat on Sunday, February 21.

Maonot - Maon Emunah is preparing to open on Sunday. Parents will be notified.

Ganim- After much deliberation and consultation with professionals in the Ministries of Education and Health, it was decided that ganim will reopen for 5 days a week. This will help to reduce the staff who travel between ganim, which will prevent infections and isolations.
We will reevaluate the situation in the coming weeks to see if there are new outbreaks, and we will determine if it is possible to go back to the usual format of 6 days a week.

Tzaharonim - We are happy that tzaharonim will also be returning to activity on Sunday. (Except for Shoval and Netafim, which will open later this week due to a staffing shortage.)

Schools - in all schools, grades 1-4 will have in person learning in the full format.
Grades 5, 6, 11, and 12 will receive information according to the plan of each school.

Special education will continue to operate 5 days a week until 14:00.

The Alumim School has moved to its new permanent residence in the Dagan neighborhood. We wish the children and staff much success.
Because the school has moved, there are changes in the bus routes for all Dagan residents who attend school outside the neighborhood. Details of the new routes and updated schedules will be sent to parents through the schools, and they will also appear on the council website

Electricity - The Electric Company is continuing to repair the fault. There is still concern of repeated fuse burning, so they have asked residents in Dagan and Tamar to avoid using unnecessary electricity at this time.
Soon there will be a proactive power outage in the Dagan and Tamar for approximately 1 hour, which will allow them to safely connect the transformer.

Pruning - Due to the amount of branches collected from the damaged trees, a pruning truck will enter Efrat tomorrow at 05:00. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the goal is to reduce hazards before Shabbat.

Roads - Overnight the roads may freeze and become slippery. If the conditions are bad the roads will be closed. You can get an update on road conditions anytime by calling 02-9939377.

We wish you a pleasant and warm Shabbat,
The Public Information Team