COLUMBUS, Ohio — On Thursday, Governor Mike DeWine released the state's much-anticipated guidelines for students in grades K-12 to return to school this fall.
DeWine announced five guidelines schools must follow in order to reopen:
- Daily health & temperature checks: Anyone with temperature above 100 degrees Fahrenheit or COVID-19 symptoms must stay home or be sent home and be referred for testing; positive cases must be made public (identities won't be revealed)
- Personal Hygine: Hand sanitizer must be made readily available and students and teachers must be given ample opportunities to wash their hands
- Cleaning: School buildings and surfaces must be sanitized regularly
- Social distancing: Schools must enforce six-foot distancing between students and teachers "whenever possible"
- Face coverings: All school employees must wear face masks unless it is "unsafe" for them to do so, and it is recommended all students in third grade and above wear masks as well; districts must put forth a face mask policy
After the announcement by DeWine, we took a look at what you had to say on social media. Here's a look at Twitter:
Here is what you had to say on Facebook:
Kim Fyffe -- "I want to know how they are gonna get kindergarten kids to social distance, they don’t understand what that is."
Melinda Misier Moore -- "Kids need to be in school. Im not a teacher and i work during the day. If i wanted my kid homeschooled i would do it on my own. But I dont want that. If you dont feel safe sending your child to school thats your choice. Just like its my choice to send mine."
Teresa James -- "Maybe they should divide classes in two and have 2.5 days of in house instruction per group per week. That could increase social distancing and limit contact time."
Jami Hawk -- "I am using common sense. I can think for myself, I don't need a big brother telling me how to live."
Kathee Jackson -- "I'm doubtful on this, the kids need to be in school but I think it's a recipe for disaster especially with the numbers climbing like they are."