COVID on the Rise in Ohio

DeWine Shares Update on Schools
Posted on 07/02/2020
Image of Update Sign"Akron Public Schools will continue to work on finalizing the preliminary plan we presented to our board Monday, now giving consideration to Governor DeWine's directive today. Our plan already addressed the most serious concerns of our families, staff and public health officials, but we will go back now and review it and make necessary changes."

David W. James, Ed.D.
Akron Public Schools

During his briefing Thursday, DeWine shared the state's reopening plan for schools including a strong recommendation that students third grade and up wear face masks.

DeWine outlined the following health and safety guidelines that Ohio's K-12 schools:
  • Vigilantly assess for symptoms
  • Wash and sanitize hands to prevent spread
  • Thoroughly clean and sanitize school environment to limit spread of shared surfaces
  • Practice social distancing
  • Implement face coverings policy
With the guidelines, the state's strong recommendation is that students third grade and up wear face masks.

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