The governor and the superintendent of public schools have announced a less restrictive School Guidelines for In-Person Learning.
The new guidelines from the Department of Health have 3 categories. High, moderate and low. Each category has recommendations for who should receive in-person learning.
- In person learning should be made available for all students if cases are low in their county. Low is defined as less than 50 residents per 100,000.
- In-person learning should be phased in, with youngest children first, in counties with moderate rates. Counties whose cases fall between 50 and 350 residents per 100,000 are considered moderate.
- Finally, even in counties where COVID-19 cases are high (over 350,000 per 100,000 residents), in-person learning is recommended. However, schools should only offer in-person instruction for elementary and high-need students in small groups of 15 students or fewer.
The full full in-person guidance here.
The Chamber last shared information on recommendations back in August. At that time, School Recommendations considered counties with more than 75 cases per 100,000 residents a high risk.