CDC’s new school guidelines give schools more options as social distance decreased
The guidelines previously required kids to stay 6 feet apart while in the classroom; however, that recommended distance is now just 3 feet. It’s a sign of good news for some school districts as many are expanding their in-person learning and welcomed more kids back to class Monday. With about 190 students at Callahan Elementary School in Alleghany County, the school district said CDC’s new changes give the district more flexibility in the classrooms. Trying to redesign classrooms to accommodate the 6f eet distance rule is a struggle for many school districts. “Now the CDC is helping us out a little bit,” explained Alleghany School Board Chairman Jacob Wright.