Due to rising COVID-19 cases, all schools in Marion county, both public and private, were ordered to return to 100% remote instruction by November 30. This order was to remain in place until January 15. Due to updated guidelines from the CDC, the timeline has changed.
In a press conference, Dr. Virginia Caine, stated that students could now return to in-person instruction by January 4 if the following guidelines were followed:
- Students and staff are socially distanced
- Masks are worn by all staff and students in grade 3 and above
- Parents, students, and staff avoid unnecessary contact outside of their homes for 10 days prior to Jan 4 (recommended)
It is unclear if school districts will adjust plans again to match the new recommendations or have students return by the original recommended date.
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