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‘Schools are the safest place for our students’: Boone County Schools transition to more in-person learning

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Update (11-13-20): Boone County Schools closed due to staffing absences, quarantines

In a letter sent to families Tuesday, district leaders said there will be more in-person instruction even though COVID-19 cases are surging in Boone County. They said despite the rising numbers, “schools should be among the last organization to close their doors due to pandemic as the education of our students must be our priority.”

School leaders said safety protocols are in place to protect students and teachers.

“Make no mistake, some significant fear and anxiety exists in our school communities regarding the pandemic. However, we believe that schools are safest place for our students as we conduct temperature and symptom checks, masks are mandatory for everyone, social distancing must be observed as much as possible, hand sanitizer is available in every classroom, and common surfaces are cleaned regularly,” the district wrote.

The school district will continue to follow guidance from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.