17th April 2021,
Emmanuel Macron told about fifteen mayors that he intended to reopen museums and terraces from mid-May, before pursuing a gradual reopening, in stages.
The head of state also confirmed that schools will reopen on the scheduled dates (April 26 for elementary schools and May 3 for high schools). The head of state “was very firm on the reopening of schools,” said Marie-Claude Jarrot, mayor of Montceau-les-Mines (Saône-et-Loire).
Emmanuel Macron, who then brought together a dozen ministers by videoconference, is not, according to the mayor, on the other hand “committed to the date of mid-May for the reopening of cultural places” but repeated that “the priority was the museums and the terraces ”.
The President of the Republic suggested that these reopenings could be “territorialized” according to the health situations in the different regions.