We are just days into summer, but many parents have one question on their mind: will schools reopen this fall?
The answer seems to change day by day, state by state.
Whitney Wild brings us the latest from Washington.
On lazy summer days, school seems like a distant memory especially when the last day inside a school was in March.
“When I first came in this morning I had winter stuff out still.”
In Greenbourgh, New York, teachers are cleaning out classrooms, and searching for clarity about the Fall.
We’re packing up and do I set up for fall? clean up and set up? I don’t know.”
The question is simple, the answer complex: how do you keep teachers and students healthy while ensuring educational standards?
“Number one, schools are going to look a lot different than anything anyone has ever imagined before.”
Governors around the country are planning for either partial or full reopenings in the coming months.
In Iowa, officials say regular school activities can restart by July 1st.
In Connecticut, Governor Ned Lamont will allow schools to host in-person instruction by fall.
“We wanted to have as close as possible to a normal school day.”
As Coronavirus cases continue to climb in 32 states, some health experts say a sense of normalcy won’t be in session until May or June of 2021.
“The single biggest determinate of whether kids are going to be able to go to school or are not is not the plan of the school, not how much deep cleaning they’re doing, temperature checks, it’s about how much virus there is in the community.”
Pennsylvania schools in the yellow and green phases can resume in-person instruction as soon as July 1, with an approved safety plan in