Delaware public schools likely to open with combined online-in class format

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Gov. John Carney says trends seem to indicate that schools will reopen in Delaware with a hybrid format.

Carney said the state seems likely to remain in the “yellow” zone that would lead to a combination of remote and in-class instruction.

Carney made the comments at his weekly press conference that focuses on coronavirus.

The state remains in Phase 2, which includes mandatory face coverings and limits on public gatherings and a cap on the percentage of people in stores and restaurants.

The governor does not see a sharp improvement in the metrics that include the percentage of persons of testing positive for coronavirus. That figure is around the World Health Organization’s figure of five percent.

According to Carney, in-person instructions is most critical for children in elementary school.

The Delaware Division of Public Health is working with school district to deal with a wide range of concerns that include social distancing and

The Brandywine School District in north Wilmington has already delayed the opening of the school year.

The Trump Administration has been pushing for school reopening, despite a surge in Covid-19 cases in many areas of the nation.

States continue to go their own way on reopening schools and athletic programs.

Carney noted that New Jersey, while taking strict measures in some areas, is allowing fall contact sports, like football.

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