San Antonio orders all Bexar County schools to conduct remote learning through September 7th

BEXAR COUNTY, Tex. (KTSA News) — The City of San Antonio issued a health directive Friday ordering all Bexar County schools to not conduct any in-person classes through at least September 7th.

The city said it could extend this directive beyond that date depending on COVID-19 metrics.

“We recognize the importance of re-opening schools,” said San Antonio Metro Health Medical Director Dr. Junda Woo. “This directive considers the higher risk for spread of COVID-19 in schools due to their confined spaces, and the challenge for children in following social distancing and hygiene guidelines. Re-opening will happen in phases, based on COVID-19 metrics.”

Teachers will be allowed into school buildings to do their video streaming if they are in a classroom alone.  Districts are not required to conduct classes virtually during this time — they may either delay all classes or be virtual-only, but they cannot have students inside schools.

Extracurricular activities and school-sponsored events may also not take place — on- or off-campus — until in-class instruction can resume.

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