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NC Governor Sets Plan B As Baseline For School Reopening, Extends ‘Safer At Home Phase 2’

NC Governor Sets Plan B As Baseline For School Reopening, Extends ‘Safer At Home Phase 2’

Governor Cooper announced on Tuesday his plan for reopening schools this fall, stating, “schools will be open for in-person and remote learning with key safety precautions.” Cooper noted this hybrid approach, referred to as “Plan B,” would be the most expensive option for schools, but also the most beneficial to students. “Our schools provide more than academics; they are vital to our children’s health, safety and emotional development,” stated Cooper. The Governor’s announcement takes Plan A, or full school reopening with minimal social distancing, off the table, but allows schools to take an even more cautious approach by utilizing Plan C, or remote learning only, if needed for student and staff safety.