Two students have been diagnosed with COVID-19 while taking summer classes in the Detroit Public Schools Community District.
Detroit Public Schools were given the go-ahead to begin classes provided all students received proper testing for the virus. A total of 630 students are expected to test via nasal swab, over 200 have received the test.
The two children who have tested positive for the coronavirus will continue their learning efforts online.
Many Detroiters opposed the implementation of in-person learning, fearing proper precautions would not be taken. The return of physical lessons has many questioning how schools will make certain students are not exposed to the virus.
The Detroit Public Schools Community District is working to ensure the health and safety of the students and faculty.
“We are committed to transparency and upholding the guidelines outlined by health authorities and the Center for Disease and Prevention. We will continue to work closely with the Detroit Health Department as we complete summer school and prepare to re-open in the fall. Our priority is to meet the needs of our families as we navigate this pandemic,” said Nikolai Vitti, superintendent, Detroit Public Schools Community District.
Students who receive testing will be allowed to attend classes on Monday, July 27.
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By Lindsay Keener