RALEIGH, N.C. (WBTV) – Schools across North Carolina have been ordered to remain closed until at least May 15.
No decision has currently been made to close down schools completely, for the rest of the school year.
Dr. Mandy Cohen, with the NC Department of Health and Human Services, says that schools reopening will be contingent on many aspects.
“That is one of the many things we are looking at, to understand how we smartly and appropriately phase back in certain things as we move forward,” Cohen said.
While Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order keeps schools closed until the middle of May, schools have been teaching its students digitally.
However, for schools to allow students and staff safely into the buildings, the state is going to need appropriate testing and see continued improvement in data.
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