Florida says schools must reopen despite COVID-19 surge
Florida issued an emergency order Monday requiring all “brick-and-mortar” schools to reopen full-time starting next month, even as the state is now one of the for the coronavirus pandemic. The order even as parts of the state have paused or rolled back reopening plans due to the surging cases.
Education Commissioner Richard Corcora said in the order that Florida schools must be open “at least five days per week for all students” and provide all services required by law, including in-person instruction.
“There is a need to open schools fully to ensure the quality and continuity of the educational process, the comprehensive well-being of students and families and a return to Florida hitting its full economic stride,” the order said.
The same day he issued the order, Corcora retweeted posts from President Trump and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy …continued .
[Source: CBS News]