Doug Ducey orders schools to return to in-person learning as state COVID-19 cases plummet

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday ordered all public and charter schools to transition back to in-person learning as coronavirus numbers in his state have experienced a sharp decline.

Ducey issued an executive order mandating educational institutions return to teacher-led instruction no later than a school’s spring break or March 15 if the time off isn’t in place. The Republican also ordered the Arizona Department of Health Services to “update” its “schools dashboard to reflect the metrics used by the Centers for Disease Control” for the reopening of education centers.

“School administrators, working with local public health officials, should assess the level of risk in the
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