Milwaukee health department releases reopening plans for private, charter schools

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee's health department released its school reopening plans for private and charter schools.

It's similar to the plan used by Milwaukee Public Schools.

The guidance requires schools to submit a reopening plan and a checklist.

It will require three phases, with fully virtual, a hybrid, and fully in-person learning.

Mayor Tom Barrett says the plans will enable non-MPS schools to reopen safely for their students and teachers.

"They serve as a resource for public health intervention by addressing core needs such as nutrition, access to help, social support services, engagement and support of families in the community as a whole," Barrett said.

Schools will require masks, and they'll have to give them to students who don't have any.

Schools with two or more positive cases could be forced to go virtual.

In the city of Milwaukee, Mayor Tom Barrett says several schools have already submitted their plans for safe reopening, and decisions should be made soon.

"I think some schools have already submitted. Now we're essentially in the K-12 arena, and I anticipate they'll be submitting theirs in days, if not hours," said Mayor Barrett.

You can find the Milwaukee Health Department reopening guidelines on its website

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