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School Days: Gov. Baker releases guidelines for school in the fall.

UPDATE:

We realize the school year just ended for 2019-2020.  Since March, students of Massachusetts learned remotely with online classes combined with home lessons and juggling for the entire family due to the pandemic. To say the end of this school year was stressful would be an understatement.  With COVID-19 cases on the rise in the country, parents are wondering what school will look like in September.  Gov. Charlie Baker revealed guidelines in memo form at a press conference on Thursday.  The memo instructs school districts to submit three fall reopening plans by August — one for each scenario including; a full-scale return to school, a mix of in-person and remote learning or exclusive remote learning

The guidelines include masks will be required for second graders and above plus adults working at the school; desks will be ideally 6 feet apart but not less than 3 feet; and students will eat meals in the classrooms not the cafeteria. As of now, there will be no temperature taking before entering the school and there will no mandated COVID-19 testing.

Only time will tell. Summer is here.  Continue to social distance, wear your masks, and try to relax and have some family fun before fall rolls around. Hang in there! 

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