Gov. Roy Cooper says North Carolina’s K-12 public schools will reopen for the fall. However, the governor says that classroom experience will look different in light of the coronavirus pandemic. During a media briefing Tuesday, Cooper outlined the plans for reopening school buildings to in-person as well as remote learning.
North Carolina school districts will need to provide plans for remote learning for the students and their parents that prefer that option. School districts may also just utilize remote learning, if they so choose. Additionally, schools will need to:
- Provide symptom screenings for entrance to buildings
- Limit the total number of persons in school buildings
- All students, teachers and staff will be required to wear face coverings.
Gov. Cooper says if North Carolina’s COVID-19 trends spike over the next month, the state may have to resort to all remote learning.
Cooper says North Carolina will remain paused in the “Safer-At-Home” Phase II of its reopening process for another three weeks after this Friday. The governor says reopening further at this time could threaten opening schools.