A lot of parents are asking how will schools be able to open and students return to schools in September?
The reality is that schools will not be returning in the way that is familiar to us and our children. The World Health Organisation has just released a guidance document for governments in relation to planning for school openings. It will give you an idea of all of the things that must be considered at a national level and also for each individual school and your own children.
Our own US Department of Education has already set up a group tasked with providing national guidelines for schools. When these are published, they will help guide your local school management in planning with staff, parents and students.
However, any plans that have specific dates for openings will be subject to public health advice nearer the time and this means that uncertainty will remain a feature in the near future, while living with Covid-19.