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Schools that are open can keep operating for now. But state Public Education Secretary Ryan Stewart warned that closures are on the table in the future as the state battles a surge in COVID-19 cases.
If the community doesn’t take steps to stop the spread of the virus, spread rates may “get to the point where we would have to preemptively close down schools and go back into the remote learning model until we get those under control,” Stewart said during a virtual news conference Friday.
He urged the community to stay home, wear masks, wash their hands and keep a distance from others.