COVID-19

If coronavirus levels stay low, kids can go back to school

Governor Whitmer says school will resume in the fall as long as COVID-19 rates remain under control.

Kids will be able to go back to school in the fall if COVID-19 infection rates remain as low as they have been the past couple of weeks, according to Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

But classes may not look like the students remember them.

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By the end of the month, the governor plans to release a set of standards and recommendations for the state’s more than 800 school districts to follow in case in-person classes resume, according to an article in Bridge Magazine.

Those standards and recommendations will likely include things like lower class and bus capacity, regular cleanings, and social distancing measures.

Some districts have already released tentative plans for resuming classes, while others are waiting for the state to take the lead.

“The most important thing we can do when developing a return to school plan is closely examine the data and remain vigilant in our steps to fight this virus,” Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Chief Deputy for Health and Chief Medical Executive Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, said in a news release.

You can read the full story here.

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