Delaware removed from quarantine list in several states, school reopening plans addressed

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney held a press conference on Tuesday to provide updates on COVID-19 in the first state.

Carney says the state has been removed from quarantine lists for New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut.

In addition, the governor addressed what schools could look like in the fall. While school leaders are still working on a plan, he says they are looking to test all educators and staff before the start of the school year. Plans for reopening include three scenarios, including minimal, minimal to moderate, or substantial. All plans include mandatory masks, social distancing, and transportation precautions.

We’re told there is still a lot of work to do to keep virus cases low, but that the community should use the recent outbreak in beach towns and non-compliance as a wake up call so that students can return in the fall.

“We’d like to have a decision or some announcement early in August to give time to plan, but it ought to be really good, strong motivation for all the rest of us to make sure we are doing everything we can to keep the spread of the virus under control.”

Carney says the ultimate goal is to have in-person instruction in the fall, but he says that can only happen if it is safe for students and staff.

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