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Safely Back to School: Track reopening of Arizona schools with ABC15

CDC emphasizes reopening schools in new guidance that contradicts past recommendations
Posted at 2:36 PM, Jul 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 11:04:43-04

PHOENIX — As questions remain over the reopening of Arizona's schools amid the pandemic, the ABC15 team is following the latest developments and tracking what parents need to know from local leaders and education experts.

FULL COVERAGE: Safely Back to School in Arizona

Gov. Doug Ducey said during a press conference last week that public schools won't be required to reopen for in-person learning as expected in mid-August as the coronavirus pandemic continues at a high level.

Instead, the state Health Services Department will develop a set of scientific guidelines that school districts and local public health officials can use to determine if it is safe to do so.

As families await the latest guidance, ABC15's Danielle Lerner and Karla Navarrete will be tracking the newest updates and talking to local leaders in a special week of reports from Monday, July 27 through Friday, July 31.

Included this week will be daily live streams at 10 a.m. on the ABC15 Facebook and YouTube pages for a breakdown on what we're learning. Be sure to join us on air and online for the latest on the return of education in our state.

Watch today's discussion about the latest guidelines for reopening Arizona's schools below at 10 a.m.