Gov. Carney Updates State about COVID-19 Closes Schools Through Academic Year


During his biweekly press conference today, the Governor of Delaware John Carney addressed key issues of interest, including the COVID-19 testing, potentials for reopening the state, challenges facing Sussex County, and the closure of Delaware’s schools for the remainder of the school year.

Governor Carney announced the continuation of the school closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic through the remainder of the school year. As infection rates in Delaware continue to climb, especially in Sussex County, this measure is intended to help manage the continued community spread of the virus.

Students will continue to engage in remote learning following their own school district- and charter-designed plans, which include individual closing dates for the 2019-2020 school year.

The Delaware Department of Education will convene a team of stakeholders to collaboratively plan for the remainder of this school year, assess transition, and then continue to adjust and transform practices for the return to school for the 2020-2021 school year once public health officials determine it is safe to return.

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