Elementary schools in Odisha remain closed from 3rd week March 2020, affecting millions of children between 6 and 14 years. Online education is not an option for all as only one in ten children has access to digital devices and internet connectivity. They also miss their mid-day meals. At the same time, Anganwadis remain closed and Anganwadi Workers have been diverted to Covid-19-related work, taking crucial resources away from the nutrition programmes. How do these impact the learning and nutrition status of children? Will opening of schools and Anganwadis create safety concerns for children? What are the options available to the Government of Odisha to ensure a smooth reopening? A panel of eminent experts such as Public Health Specialist Dr Vandana Prasad,  Director of Regional Medical Research Centre Dr Sanghamitra Pati, Education Education Specialist Ms Lalita Pattnaik and Odisha Livelihood Mission Nutrition Expert Mr Nayan Mishra share their views on this crucial issue.