The Milwaukee Health Department has detailed safety guidelines and a three-phase plan for reopening K-12 schools.
Under the department’s new guidelines, schools will be required to submit a reopening plan and an approved safety assessment checklist before they are allowed to begin in person classes. Each reopening plan must account for three phases of education: entirely virtual/remote learning, a hybrid virtual/in-person program, and eventually full in-person instruction.
“We anticipate that COVID-19 will continue to circulate,” the Milwaukee Health Department wrote in a release. “Students, teachers, and other school staff will be at risk for transmitting and acquiring infection. It is important that everyone in the school community take steps to reduce transmission, particularly to those at high risk.”
The health department guidelines detail best practices for physical distancing, face coverings, protective measures, infection prevention, screening and monitoring, and handling of suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19.
You can read the complete reopening guidelines here.