Massachusetts Schools Move to Full-Time, In-Person Learning in Fall
State education officials say Massachusetts public schools will be required to offer full-time, in-person learning this fall, with most coronavirus-related restrictions lifted.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced Thursday that schools will not be allowed to offer remote learning as a standard learning model.
Social distancing guidelines will be lifted, although some younger students may still be required to wear masks.
The department says it encourages schools to maintain ventilation upgrades from this past year, continue hand hygiene practices, and extend policies that encourage students and staff to continue to stay home when sick.