Israel’s Education Ministry: Almost 45% Of Chareidi Students Exempt From Quarantine

A test for antibodies against the coronavirus. (Barzilai Medical Center spokesperson)

Israel’s Education Ministry said that nearly 45% of Chareidi students are exempt from quarantine according to preliminary results of serological tests performed in Charedi schools this week.

Over 20% of Chareidi students who were tested were found to have antibodies against COVID. In addition, 24% of students were confirmed to have recovered from COVID or have been fully vaccinated.

The serological testing will be expanded to all schools when they reopen on September 1 and students who have antibodies will be granted a Green Pass exempting them from quarantine if a classmate is diagnosed with COVID.

Students who aren’t found to be exempt from quarantine will nevertheless be allowed to remain in the classroom if they agree to daily testing and test negative for the virus every day for a week.

The serological testing in the Chareidi sector on students ages 3-12 began on Monday in Beitar Illit, Beit Shemesh, Bnei Brak, Modiin Illit, Elad, and Telzstone.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. One can have an active Covid infection (and be contagious) whilst unsymptomatice due to the bodies successful use of the antibodies available thanks to a previous infection or vaccination. Having antibodies doesnt mean that you cant infect others. Having antibodies today doesnt mean that you are immune tomorrow. These tests are unreliable.

  2. So, which is wiser: (i) get vaccinated against COVID, so that you acquire antibodies and immunity from COVID, or (ii) get COVID, so that you acquire antibodies and immunity from COVID?