COVID-19 Will Likely Make an Appearance in Local Classrooms. What Happens Then?
As Kent County school districts reveal plans involving face-to-face instruction, questions from parents are stacking up.
Parents want to know how different COVID scenarios will be handled, all while facing decision deadlines on the type of instruction – virtual or in-person – they want in the fall.
Understanding how schools will handle the inevitable teacher or student COVID case is vital information for parents making these decisions. Indeed, multiple scenarios (outlined below) involve students or staff being removed from school for extended periods of time. If school removal for health reasons occurs, how will the school district handle continuity of education for those in quarantine? This, and other questions like it, have yet to be addressed by local school districts.
Joann Hoganson, MSN, RN, and Community Wellness Division Director at the Kent County Health Department, provided us with information for this article as well.